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Surname AFFLECK   Initials W R   First Name WALTER RAYMOND  
Rank Pilot Oficer   Unit RCAF   Service No. J/18155  
Age 20  Deceased 8/03/1943  Previous Squadron  
Comments 24/8/42 - F/Sgt White and crew appear on Squadron

Affleck, Walter Raymond, P/O (AG) J18155/R82741. From Lanark, Ontario. Killed in action March 8/43 age 20 #156 Squadron (We Light the Way) Pathfinder Force. Target - Nuremburg , Germany. Pilot Officer Wireless Air Gunner Affleck was buried in the Feurth Cemetery at Nuremburg exhumed and re-interred in the Dumbach War Cemetery, Germany.

Perth Courier, April 22, 1943

Photo Flight Sgt. Walter R. Affleck

Walter Affleck Reported Missing

Official word has reached his parents in Lanark that Flight Sergeant Walter Raymond Affleck of the Royal Canadian Air Force is missing after air operations over enemy territory. Flight Sgt. Affleck is a son of Mr. and Mrs. L.C. Affleck of Lanark and has been many months in active service. He enlisted in the R.C.A.F. on his 18th birthday, October 19, 1940 and reported for duty in January of 1941, training at Brandon, Toronto, Moncton, Montreal and Jarvis where he received his wireless air gunner wings on November 8 with the rank of sergeant. Proceeding overseas, he was attached to the R.A.F. and had many operational flights to his credit. His crew, of which four were Canadians, was the veteran crew of his squadron. He was promoted to the rank of flight sergeant early this year.

His pilot, Flight Sgt. M.E. White of Centreville, N.B., was recently awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal for conspicuous work when their huge bomber became damaged on an operational tour but was brought back safely to base. Flt. Sgt. Affleck was born in Toronto in 1922, moving to Lanark with his parents in 1928 when The Lanark Era was purchased by his father. He received his education at the Lanark Public and Continuation Schools and afterwards was associated with his father in publication of The Lanark Era.  
Address Lanark, Ontario, Canada  
Cemetery DURNBACH WAR CEMETERYBad Tolz, Bayern, Germany  
Grave Location 8. D. 17.  
Additional Info Son of Lansing C. Affleck and Jessie G. Affleck, of Lanark, Ontario, Canada.  
War Graves Link 2079615  Grave Photo ** YES ** Cemetery Photo ** YES **
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