Discussion in 'Canada' started by Philip Reinders, Dec 5, 2021.
Royal Canadian Air Force operations record book... - Héritage
Additional info on RCAF Station Dewinton, Alberta
BCATP Station De Winton
Leading Aircraftman R BEUKEMA (1814953), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve) [Royal Air Force WW2 Casualty ]
Unfortunately, newspaper article has incorrect nationality of pilot
Also, he was born in Holland, but family came to USA when he was 8 months old, records show that they were Naturalized US Citizens, he grew up in California, hence the reason he is buried in Hollywood, CA (as well as the rest of his family)
He was killed whilst flying in Cornell, 15027 of No 31 EFTS, which crashed whilst attempting a practice forced landing near Gladys, Alberta
Richard Beukema (1924-1943) - Find A Grave...
Van Nuys High School
Location of RCAF Station De Winston, Alberta (SE of Calgary, Alberta) (MARKED IN BLUE) and location of Gladys Relief Field (MARKED IN RED)
The Ghosts of Southern Alberta > Vintage Wings of Canada
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