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Goose Bay - 5 Wing Goose Bay Cemetery

At the beginning of the 1940s, construction began by the United States Air Force, on what we now call 5 Wing Goose Bay. Built on a plateau, Goose Bay acted as one of the primary departure sites to Europe for the military. Located on the outskirts of the existing military base the military cemetery contains the remains of many military personnel whos lives were lost in plan crashes and many young children whos parents were posted in Goose Bay at the time of their death.

As a remembrance to these people there has been a sign erected at the gravesite, it reads as follows:

6 July 1944
Ventura 2171 arrived Goose From Dartmouth (145 Sgn) on a navigation exercise. On taking off for a flight to Chatham the aircraft crashed and burned. All were killed including six airmen from Goose Bay.

3 Nov 1944
765 Dakota Crew departed Dorval for Goose Bay to the UK. The aircraft crashed 12 miles from Goose Bay on approach and came to rest at the mouth of the Kenamu River. All members were killed. Two Royal Air Force Officers. One RAF civilian and one RCAF Officer.

Act of Remembrance
They shall not grow old as we who are left grow old. Age shall not weary them nor the years condemn at the going down on the sun and in the morning glow. We will remember them.

Sign erected in honor of the 60th anniversary of the RCAF. Royal Canadian Legion / RAF Goose Bay / CFS Goose Bay

The headstones were read, recorded and transcribed by TERESA BEST, August 2001. While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors. 
# SURNAME GIVEN NAME BIRTH DEATH NOTES
1SteevesInfant
1962
2ClarkeInfant
1961
3RideauInfant
1961
4Known Unto God



5Known Unto God



6JordanInfant
1961
7Known Unto God



8MarcotteInfant
1960
9HiscockJohn W.M.
July 18, 1960
10HeapsInfant
1950
11PowerInfant
1957
12Known Unto God



13ReddyInfant
1958
14MercirInfant
1958
15RuehmlandInfant
1958
16CarpenterInfant
1958
17Known Undo God



18MactavishInfant
1959
19DuffyMarion Marie
1958
20BudgellGeorge L.19221996
21ParkerRicky F.June 29, 1955July 1, 1955
22JenkinsInfant K.M.
1955
23Known Unto God



24DavisD.W.195319541955
25Known Unto God



26MontgomeryTerance R.C.
16 May 19542574 840 FC OFF, RAF
27PierceInfant
1954
28ChappellMrs. I.B.Dec 21, 1879May 22, 1956
29CraigRoderick H.Feb 28, 1945Feb 4, 1953Son of Norman and Murie. Note: There were two graves side by side, one labeled R.H. Craig 45-53 the other as listed.
30RahoRalph G.
21July 195220225 F/L, RCAF
31BourleauJ.P.
21 Jullitte 195239471 At, RCAF
32BelardInfant
1962
33Known Unto God



34Jergens



35SteevesInfant
1962
36Greerinfant
1962
37NelsonKathryn Elana
Sept 1963
38ParryJillian Anne Josephine29 Aug 196323 Oct 1963Daughter of John and Vivienne Parry
39DingwellInfant
5 March 1966
40StrugnellInfant
19 March 1966
41Known Unto God



42RossHarry Glenn Sr.Dec 29, 1925Sept 6, 2000
43ClearyInfant Joseph
1950
44JaranuseTragert19391954
45MacDonaldInfant
1950Buried Together
46MacDonaldInfant
1950Buried Together
47TurnerJames L.7 Oct 19508 Oct 1950
48McCaugheyMicheal7 Nov 19248 Sept 1954
49RochonInfant Janice
1950
50FlowersInfant
1950
51MorashLee MaryOct 23, 1949Oct 26, 1949
52RomeroGilberto191616 Nov 1948(Tilda Hondhras) member of Crew SS Jullen Poydras.
53OliverInfant Elizabeth
1948
54WayGilron

Civ.
55MitchukInfant


56MaltoeInfant
1946
57Known Unto God



58Known Unto God



59Known Unto God



60Known Unto God



61BroomfieldSamuel WalterApril 17, 1892Oct 14, 1943
62Blake

1943
63Known Unto God



64GoudieAnn Irene
07 August 1954
65RickettsPatrick Kevin19241953Royal Artillery WW2
66NeelinChristine13 June 195122 June 1951
67GreyTommy19441951
68MaclrodA.M.
29 Oct 1951
69Known Unto God



70Known Unto God



71Known Unto God



72Known Unto God



73Known Unto God



74Known Unto God



75StephensonHarold A.
6th July 1944R127526 LAC, RCAF
76BellHenry H.
6th July 1944R183298 LAC, RCAF
77LeardWilliam G.
6th July 1944R174974 LAC, RCAF
78St. LouisLionel C.
6th Juillet 1944R200411 AV Chef, RCAF
79ForisLouis C.
6th July 1944R64254 Corporal, RCAF
80ColeClarence N.
6th July 1994R65379 Corporal, RCAF
81DuquetteMyles E.
6th July 1944RH1463 Sergeant, RCAF
82WoodMelville S.
6th July 1944R93134 WON, RCAF
83HumeDonald W.
6th July 1944Pilot Officer, RCAF
84BrownJohn M.
26th August 1944Flight Engineer, RAF (TC)
85BrotherstonW M
17th October 1944R223028 LAC, RCAF
86HanningJohn H.
10th November 1944R16819 LAC, RCAF
87HalpinFrancis A.
28th May 1945Flight Lieutenant, RCAF
88CloverJames S.M.
8th March 1949R84643 Corporal, RCAF
89AngellClifford E.
28 January 194823214 Sct, RCAF
90BefusAlbert
10th March 1943Radio Officer, RAF Age 21
91QuayleKenneth W.
10th March 1943Captain, RAF (FC)
92CampbellA.S.
10th March 1943Pilot Officer, Royal Australian Air Force, Age 20
93MorganOrmond Knox
11 September 1943R114163 WOII Pilot, RCAF
94GuffinDavid
18th Feb 1944Flying Officer, RCAF
95MitchellThomas R.
13th March 1944Flying Officer, RCAF
96ScollonV. MacKay
26th April 1944R76897 Corporal, RCAF
97HarrisWilliam A.
6th July 1944Pilot Officer, RCAF
98TannerJohn C.
6th July 1944Pilot Officer, RCAF
99MorrisL. Trevor
3rd Nov 1944Flying Officer, RAF
100WhitelawArchie
3rd Nov 1944Flying Officer, RCAF
101WoodsThomas V.
3rd Nov 1944Radio Officer, RAF (FC)
102McLaughlinD.M.
3rd Nov 1944Flying Officer, RAF
103GrahamJ. Edgar
4th Aug 1946R254586 Corporal, RCAF
104DuffyCharles F.
21st Feb 194822900 LAC, RCAF
105Saunders -RezacElizabeth AnnJan 26, 1912April 28, 1960Beloved Wife of John Charles Rezac
106AndersonDavid FairweatherDec 10, 1952April 26, 1962
107Known Unto God



108LockhamA.1886

109LabonteDawson H.
3 Juillet 1944M611024 Soldat, Regt De Chateauguay
110DoironFrancis J.
1st July 1943G.27847, New Brunswick Rangers
111SnowdonHarold E.
29th July 1942G.28355, New Brunswick Rangers
112DesjandinsPhillip L.
15th Sept 1942G.21065, New Brunswick Rangers
113Van AllenA.N.19211941Sergeant R61061. These brave men were lost on Sept 9 1941 while transporting supplies from 116 BR squadron Dartmouth to NWR. Their bodies were never recovered from the nearby waters of Lake Melville. May they rest In Peace.
114ShawR.E.19211941Flight Lieutenant. These brave men were lost on Sept 9 1941 while transporting supplies from 116 BR squadron Dartmouth to NWR. Their bodies were never recovered from the nearby waters of Lake Melville. May they rest In Peace.

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