David George Barnes
Name: David George Barnes
Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Service Number: R/206120
Branch: Royal Canadian Air Force
Date of Death: 16 May 1944
Posted to: 12 Service Flying Training School in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada.
Particulars of death:
- Killed instantly when the Cessna Crane – 8162, he was flying in crashed and burned on 16 May 1944 at approximately 1500 hrs. The crash occured 4 miles west and 1 mile south of the Brandon aerodrome. Instructor Flying Officer Elwin Stanbury Quantril was also killed in the crash. The crash card on this incident indicates that it was a mid air collision. the second aircraft 7905 also sustained category “A” damage. The 2 pupil pilots in the other aircraft LAC H. Yousie, R/200782; and LAC E. Shirt, RAF, 1685900 escaped with only minor injuries.
Place of Internment: He is intered in the Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Further research is required.
- Operational Record Book
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Canadian Virtual War Memorial
- Book of Rememberance
- Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/77421997/david-george-barnes : accessed 17 November 2021), memorial page for Leading Aircraftman David George Barnes (4 Oct 1923–16 May 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 77421997, citing Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by Sharon Fulton (contributor 47715883) .