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Deebank, Percy John (Aircraftman 1st Class)

Died 1940-11-08

Birth Date: 1920-08-06 (age 20)

Son of Samuel Joseph and Sadie Deebank, of Cornwall.

Home: Cornwall, Ontario

Service
RCAF
Unit
1 BGS- Bombing & Gunnery School
Base
Jarvis, Ontario, Canada
Rank
Aircraftman 1st Class
Marshal
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
SergeantSGT
CorporalCPL
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
Position
Service Numbers
R/62640
AC1 Deebank went onto Lake Erie off Hoover Point, near Jarvis, Ontario in a canoe to recover a drogue. The canoe capsized and he was unable to make shore in very low temperature water with heavy clothing.

Canada Primary Source School Daily Diary Entry – 1940-11-08

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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


1 BGS- Bombing & Gunnery School (1 Bomb and Gunnery School)

1944 Navigation chart showing RCAF Jarvis and surrounding area. from: http://www.flightontario.com/BCATP/bcatp-schools.htm

RCAF Roundel RCAF.info - RCAF Station Jarvis Ontario

General RCAF Jarvis Blog

1940-08-19 Primary Location Jarvis Ontario Canada Now site of Imperial Oil Refinery

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