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Kirkpatrick, James Alexander (Aircraftman 2nd Class)

Died 1941-January-12

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Birth Date: 1920-May-07 (age 20)

Son of Robert and Catherine Kirkpatrick, of Hamilton

Home: Hamilton, Ontario

31 BGS- Bombing & Gunnery School (RAF)
Picton, 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
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Service Numbers
31 Bombing and Gunnery School, Picton, Ontario. Death by natural causes while in the RCAF Station Hospital at Trenton, Ontario.

Canada Source Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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

Google Map Woodland Cemetery, Canada
Sec 24 Lot 384 East grave

31 BGS- Bombing & Gunnery School (RAF) (31 Bombing and Gunnery School)

The Bombing and Gunnery School (B&GS) offered instruction in the techniques of bomb aiming and aerial machine gunnery to Air Observers, Bomb Aimers, and Wireless Air Gunners. These schools required large areas to accommodate their bombing and gunnery ranges, and were often located near water. The Avro Anson, Fairey Battle, Bristol Bolingbroke, and Westland Lysander were the standard aircraft used at B&GS schools.
  • RCAF Roundel - RCAF Station Picton Ontario

  • 1941-04-28 Primary Location Picton ON Canada Now site of Picton private airport.

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