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Somolenko, Nicholas (Leading Aircraftman)

Killed in Action 1944-06-07

Age: 21

Son of John and Ephresinia Somolenko, of New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada.

Home: New Westminster, British Columbia

Service
RCAF
Unit
127 Wing- Wing (RAF)
Eothen (Out of the East)
Rank
Leading Aircraftman
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/143027

LCT Vessel 715 was torpedoed and sunk by a German E-Boat in the English Channel. Cpls H.W. Boyd, M.F. Kimmerly, Sgt M.W. Card, and nine airmen, not Canadians, were also killed.

Landing Craft Tank (MkIV) LCT (611t-640 tons) – able to carry 6-40t or 9-30t tanks:

No. 524, 715, 750, 809, 886, 947 (total 6), lost in Operation Neptune, Normandy Landings, N France, June 1944

General U-Boat.net

Canada Source Canadian Virtual War Memorial

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

Leading Aircraftman Nicholas Somolenko has no known grave.

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