Book of Remembrance - Volume  II


Squadron Leader C.J. DAY

Royal Canadian Air Force


Member of the Royal Canadian Air Force since 1948, and son of Mr & Mrs James E.C. Day of London, England and the husband of the former Melva Gladys Erickson and father of Anita, Patricia and Debra.

DayWhile stationed at Marville, France, Squadron Leader C.J. Day was killed when his Canadian F-86 Mark VI Sabre Serial Number 23568 2 miles from the Base on the 17th of July, 1959.

The following is extracted from the 439 Squadron Dairy: On Friday morning, Squadron Leader Day, flying number two on a practices scramble, crashed on take-off and was killed. The accident took place approximately two miles off the runway and the aircraft burned.

Squadron Leader Day was the Commanding Officer of 439 Tiger Squadron for a short three months at the time of his death. A native of the UK and Squadron Leader Day was a fighter pilot in the RAF  during the Second World War flying Spitfires, Typhoons and Tempests from 1942 to 1945


Following entry is from The Canadian Virtual War Memorial website  courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Grave Reference: Section 8 Row C Grave 1
Location: Choloy is a village and commune in the Department of the Meurthe-et-Moselle, 28 kilometres west of Nancy and some 5 kilometres west of Toul, a town on the N4 road from Paris to Nancy. The village is south of the River Moselle on the minor road (D11B) from Toul to the neighbouring village of Foug. The CHOLOY WAR CEMETERY is 3 kilometres west of Toul on the north side of the D11B road.


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