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
Grave Reference: Grave 382, Veterans Plot, Section 5
KB 914 DEDI8CATION 27 MAY 2022
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.
Buried: GRAND PRE "OLD HISTORIC" PRESBYTERIAN CEM, Nova Scotia, Canada
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
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
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.
Buried in the NORTH BAY (TERRACE LAWN) CEMETERY
Grave Reference: Grave 4, North 1/2 A 36
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 www.cahs.ca/home/400-crash-kb914.html
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.
Buried at CHURCH OF ENGLAND CEMETERY
St John's Newfoundland
Grave Reference: Section N, Row 4
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.
KIRKLAND LAKE (KIRKLAND) CEMETERY
Grave Reference: Grave 4, Plot 8-8A, Section 2, Range 11
Citations: Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, War Medal 1939-1945, Maple Leaves Medal
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 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.
Buried: PETERBOROUGH (LITTLE LAKE) CEMETERY, Ontario, Canada
Grave Reference: Grave 4, Lot 11, Range 18, Section O