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Debenham, John Spencer (Aircraftman 2nd Class)

Drowned 1940-December-07

Male Head

Birth Date: 1919 (age 21)

Son of Herbert and Hilda Annie Debenham, of Farnham, Surrey, England.

31 ANS- Air Navigation School (RAF)
Port Albert, Ontario, Canada
Aircraftman 2nd Class
Air Chief MarshalA/C/M
Air MarshalA/M
Air Vice MarshalA/V/M
Air CommodoreA/C
Group CaptainG/C
Wing CommanderW/C
Squadron LeaderS/L
Flight LieutenantF/L
Flying OfficerF/O
Pilot OfficerP/O
Warrant Officer 1st ClassWO1
Warrant Officer 2nd ClassWO2
Flight SergeantFS
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
Service Numbers

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Canada Primary Source Library and Archives Canada Service Files (may not exist)

Google Map Maitland Cemetery, Canada
Range B Sec 7 Lot 27

31 ANS- Air Navigation School (RAF) (31 Air Navigation School)

Nos. 1 & 2 Air Navigation Schools offered four-week courses in astronavigation and were the last step for Air Observers.

The RAF schools, Nos. 31, 32, and 33, provided the same training as Air Observer Schools.

NO31 ANS Port Albert ON
Originally Navigation School No. 48 General Reconnaissance from St. Athan, Wales, which moved to Port Albert as No. 31 Air Navigation School in October 1940.
  • RCAF Roundel - RCAF Station Port Albert On

  • General - 31 ANS History

  • General RAF Metman - 31 ANS History

  • 1940-11-18 Primary Location Port Albert ON Canada Returned to agriculture. Still visible on satellite imagery.

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