Nathan Louis Berger

Warrant Officer Class I Nathan Louis Berger, R117662
Montréal, Québec
Royal Canadian Air Force

W.O. I Berger is sponsored by Colonel Stephen Sibbald, RCAF.
W.O. I Berger  était parrainé par Colonel Stephen Sibbald, RCAF. 

Birth place and date: Nathan was born in Montréal, QC on 15 July 1921.

Home town: Nathan grew up in Montréal, QC.

Religion: Nathan was a member of the Jewish faith.

Occupation: Before the war, Nathan served as a foreman for the Windsor Manufacturing Company.

Marital Status: Nathan was never married or had any children.

Next of kin: Nathan’s next of kin was his father, Harry Berger and his mother, Sarah Berger.

Date and location of enlistment: Nathan enlisted on 24 July 1941 in Montréal, QC.

Medals: Nathan was awarded Air Gunner Badge, the 1939-1945 Star, the France and Germany Star, the Defence Medal, the War Medal, and the CVSM.

Burial location: Nathan is buried at the Ranville War Cemetery in France. He was 22 when he died.

Student’s final reflection:

I would like to thank Nathan for his amazing courage, serving his country, and making everyone proud. He may not have had a long live, but he sure did like a very good life in my eyes.

Nathan went to school for nine years and then set off to work for a manufacturing company. Nathan lived with his parents Harry and Sarah Berger and had five siblings: Issie, Julius, Abe, Beatrice, and Sylvia Rosenberg.

Nathan died with honour and pride. They say only the best die young.

Witten by: Alexa Playford, a student at Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada.
Rédigé par:Alexa Playford, un élève de Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada.

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