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Kilpatrick, William Frederick (Bill) (Engels)

  • Born 03-04-1921 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  • Deceased 23-03-1945 in Weerselo – 23 years.
  • Parents Charles Frederick and Wilhelmina Kilpatrick from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada East.

406e  Squadron – Royal Canadian Air Force Flying Officer (pilot) –  Service nr. J/86304

He grew up together with his sister in Winnipeg. His parents were Irish Immigrants, they married in 1915 in Winnipeg. His dad was an engineer.

Patrick joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in August 1939. He started as an airgunner and after his training to be a pilot, he started in December 1942 with flying. After that he left for the RAF base Valley in England. Since October 1943 he was part of the 406e squadron at Manston, Kent.

Buried: R.K. Begraafplaats in Weerselo.

Remembered in the St George’s Royal Air Force Chapel of Remembrance in Biggin Hill.

Awarded with the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Clasp, the Defence Medal, the War Medal, the 1939-1945 Star, the Europe Star and the France-Germany Star. 

Text on grave: ‘For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten son.’

Allen en Kilpatrick