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Mayes, FTO Warren B.


FTO Warren Bretall Mayes 
Born: 24 March 1921 – Oak Park, Illinois 
Parents: Arthur Mayes & Vera Bretall-Mayes 
Sibling: 1 sister, 2 brothers 
– 1438 South Eleventh Avenue – Maywood, Illinois 
– Garfield School 
– Proviso Township High School 
– Class of 1939 
– Royal Canadian Air Force 
– 1 October 1941 
– joined because he could not find work and because the United States was not involved in the war 
Serial Number: J/14770 
– Canadian Forces Base, Winnipeg, Manitoba 
– No. 4 Bombing and Gunnery School – Fingal, Ontario 
– trained as navigator 
Rank: Flying Officer 
– 419th Bomber Squadron, No. 3 Group Bomber Command 
– Royal Air Force Lemming, North Yorkshire, England 
– bombing missions over Germany 
Killed in Action: 
– plane shot down over Waalre, Netherlands  
– 29 June 1943 
– Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery, Nijmegen, Netherlands – Link #2 
– Plot: XV Row: F Grave: 2 



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