Corporal Joseph Donat Gallant

Born: March 17, 1918, Urbainville, Prince Edward Island

Enlistment: January 8, 1948, Summerside, Prince Edward Island

​​Son of Cyrus and Edna Gallant of Wellington, Prince Edward Island. Husband of Mary Émilie (nee Gaudet) Gallant and father of Ronald, Sandra and Gerald of Wellington, Prince Edward Island. Brother of Tilman, Edgar, Edmond, Gus, Dolor, Elmer, Louise and Rita Gallant. 

Buried: BAIE EGMONT (ST. JACQUES) CEMETERY, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Grave Reference:  Plot 9, Grave 9

Citations: Canadian Volunteer Service Medal (CVSM), War Medal 1939-1945.

Flying Officer Thomas Claude Wagar, DFC

Born: September 23, 1920  Parhan, Ontario

Enlistment: June 16, 1941, Ottawa, Ontario

Son of Thomas and Genevieve Wagar of Kingston, Ontario. Husband of Rita M.E. Wager. Father of Aaron, John, Wayne Wagar of Kingston, Ontario. Brother of Joyce L Wagar.

Buried: TWEED (ST. CASTHAGH) CEMETERY, Ontario, Canada

Grave Reference: N.W. Section, Plot 19, Row 1

​Citations: Distinguished Flying Cross, 1939-1945 Star, France-Germany Star, Defence Medal, General Service, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal

Corporal Roger David Joseph Lalonde

Born: March 12, 1922, Cobalt, Ontario

Enlistment: October 1, 1947. Edmonton, Alberta

Son of David and Aurora La Londe of Kirkland Lake, Ontario.N. Husband of Thelma. Father of Vicki and David. Brother of Maurice, Roland, Arthur La Londe and Rita Deswares.

Ontario, Canada

Grave Reference: Grave 4, Plot 8-8A, Section 2, Range 11

Citations: Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, War Medal 1939-1945, Maple Leaves Medal

Flying Officer Thurland Mabury Tate

Born: February 3, 1930, Grand Manan, New Brunswick

Enlistment: December 1, 1950, Moncton, New Brunswick

Son of Lester Edwin and Eva May Tate of Grand Manan, New Brunswick. Brother of Myhron, Virginia and Kenton Tate.


Flying Officer Charles Bruce Scott

Born: August 10, 1925, Saint John, New Brunswick

Enlistment: September 24, 1950, Ottawa, Ontario

Son of Charles and Mary Scott of Lancaster, New Brunswick. Brother of Douglas S. and Robert H. Scott.

Buried; SAINT JOHN (FERNHILL) CEMETERY New Brunswick, Canada

Grave Reference: Grave 4, 4533 Westboro Path, Family Plot

Citations: Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, General Service Medal

Lancaster KB914 along with another squadron Lancaster of 405 (MR) Squadron, had been dispatched to Keflavik, Iceland for an anti-submarine exercise. On January 31, 1953, the two crews received orders to proceed to Goose Bay, Labrador, to search for a missing civilian Beechcraft Expeditor. They were to carry out a track crawl to Goose Bay, watching for the missing aircraft. The two Lancasters departed Keflavik February 1, 1953. The second Lancaster arrived safely at Goose Bay with their plane coated with ice. By the time that KB914 was approaching Goose Bay at 1526 hours local, the base was experiencing heavy snowfall with nil visibility and the GCA system was unserviceable. The aircraft was ordered to divert to Torbay, Newfoundland. The aircraft headed eastwards, but at 1630 local the pilot reported that two engines were feathered, and he was returning to Goose Bay. They reported their position as approximately 52.00N, 58.00W and requested a weather update for Goose Bay. That was the last communication with KB914. Search called off 16 February 1953.

On June 15, 1953 the pilot of a DH Beaver of Laurentian Air Services, spotted the wreckage of KB914 at approximately 52.56N, 57.56W. An RCAF ground party reached the site on June 16th.

The memorial was installed on 21 September 2021 and was dedicated on 27 May 2022.

Details of crash

Flying Officer Stephen James Decker

Born:; July 21, 1928 Cooks Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador

Enlistment: September 21, 1950, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Son of Henery and Elizabeth Decker of Cooks Harbour, Newfoundland. Husband of Ada May (nee Gilliard) Decker and father of David L. Decker of Toronto, Ontario. Brother of Nathaniel Decker and Edith Larkem. 

Buried  in York Cemetery
Toronto, Ontario

Grave Reference: Grave 382, Veterans Plot, Section 5

Flying Officer Frances Stewart Fowlow

Born: July 7, 1928, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Enlistment: November 29, 1950, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Son of Frank and Frances Fowlow of St. John's, Newfoundland. Brother of Elizabeth Mary Erland and Margaret Fowlow.

St John's Newfoundland

Grave Reference: Section N, Row 4 

Flying Officer Douglas David Wood

Born: December 11, 1931,Peterborough, Ontario

Enlistment: September 25, 1950, Toronto, Ontario

Son of David and Minnie Wood of Peterborough, Ontario. Brother of Donald, Robert, Nancy Wood, Norma C. Campbell of Peterborough, Ontario.


Grave Reference: Grave 4, Lot 11, Range 18, Section O

Flying Officer Bernard Delbert Forbes

Born: August 20, 1929, North Bay, Ontario

Enlistment: January 28, 1951, North Bay, Ontario

Son of J.R. and Dorothy Forbes. Husband of Felicity Forbes.

Ontario, Canada

Grave Reference: Grave 4, North 1/2 A 36

Flying Officer Stephen James Decker, Navigator, age 24, Cook’s Harbour, NFLD  

Flying Officer Bernard Delbert Forbes, Radio Officer, age 23, North Bay, ON  

Flying Officer Francis Steward Fowlow, Radio Officer, age 24, St John’s NFLD 

Corporal Joseph Donat Gallant, Flight Engineer, age 34, Urbainville, PEI  

Corporal Roger David Joseph Lalonde, Flight Engineer, age 30, Colbalt, ON  

Flying Officer Charles Bruce Scott, Co-pilot, age 27, St John, NB

Flying Officer Thurland Mabury Tate, Radio Officer, age 22, Grand Manan, NB  

Flying Officer Thomas Claude Wagar, DFC, Pilot, age 32, Parham, ON

Flying Officer Douglas David Wood, Navigator, age 21, Peterborough, ON  

KB 914 DEDI8CATION 27 MAY 2022

KB 914