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ELMER ADRIAN OSWALD

Service Personnel Information 19391945

Address on Enrollment:Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
Birthplace:Rock Bay, British Columbia
Date of Birth: 8 November 1921
Next of Kin:Olaf Henry Oswald (father) & Beda (Larson) Oswald (mother)
Racial Origin: Canadian Citezen, Swedish parents
Marital Status: Single
Trade or Calling: Fisherman
Previous Service in a Military Force:No
Date of Enlistment: 30 March 1942
City and Province of Enlistment:Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada



Military Service Record 19391945

Force: Royal Canadian Air Force
Unit:406 Squadron
Rank: Flying Officer (Pilot)
Service Number: J/87419
Posted Overseas: 4 June 1943
Honours and Awards:Pilot's Flying Badge; 1939-45 Star; France & Germany Star; Defense Medal; General Service Medal; CVSM & Clasp (Canadian Volunteer Service Medal)
 Mount Oswald in Clendenning Range of the Pacific Ranges of the Coast Mountains in British Columbia is named for him.
Photograph: Not yet available
Date of Death: 7 March 1945
Age (at death): 26
Country of Burial:Holland
Cemetery: Harderwijk General Cemetery
Grave Reference: British Plot 1. Grave 49
Location:Harderwijk, on the shore of the Ijsselmeer (Zuiderzee), is 42 kilometres north-east of Utrecht and 45 kilometres north-west of Apeldoorn.
Book of Remembrance:Elmer Adrian Oswald's name can be found on page 551 of the 1945
Second World War Book of Remembrance

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