Flying Officer William Robert McCutcheon, J37150
Summerland, British Columbia
Royal Canadian Air Force
Flying Officer McCutcheon is sponsored by the District of Summerland and the Clearihue Family.
Flying Officer McCutcheon était parrainé par District of Summerland et famille Clearihue.
Birth place and date: William was born in West Summerland, BC on 5 June 1915.
Home town: William grew up in West Summerland, BC.
Religion: William was a member of the United Church.
Occupation: Before the war, William worked as a farmer.
Marital Status: William was never married or had any children.
Next of kin: William’s next of kin was his father, Clarence Edward McCutcheon.
Date and location of enlistment: William enlisted on 9 December 1942 in Vancouver, BC.
Burial location: William is buried at the Bay Memorial in France. He was 29 years old when he died.
Student’s final reflection:
William was a fruit farmer before he joined the Pacific Coast Rangers and later the RCAF. He was a mid-gunner which was a very dangerous position for a soldier. He would have worked in the dark of the night flying at 300 miles per hour and firing twin machine guns at enemy aircrafts.
Although his enlistment papers listed him as single, but evidence shows that you later got married to a woman named Gertrude. It also stated that both your parents were living at the time and you had a brother.
Witten by: a student at Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada.
Rédigé par:un élève de Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada.
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THIS TRIBUTE PROFILE CONTAINS AVAILABLE BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ON ONE OF THE CANADIANS WHO DIED ON JUNO BEACH ON 6 JUNE 1944. THE PROFILE ALSO RECOGNIZES THE INDIVIDUAL OR ORGANIZATION WHO GENEROUSLY SPONSORED THIS SOLDIER, AND INCLUDES A MESSAGE OF THANKS AND REMEMBRANCE FOR THEIR SACRIFICE. THIS INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE IN THE SOLDIER’S NATIVE TONGUE AND HAS BEEN COMPILED BY THE LEST WE FORGET PROGRAM AND, IN SOME CASES, THROUGH THE GENEROSITY OF INDIVIDUALS CONNECTED WITH THE SOLDIERS. DUE TO THE INCONSISTENCY OF HISTORICAL RECORDS AND THE SPARSE AVAILABILITY OF FIRST-HAND WITNESSES, WE KNOW MORE ABOUT SOME THAN OTHERS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE ANY MATERIAL OR HELP IN OUR EFFORTS TO PRESENT THE BIOGRAPHIES IN BOTH FRENCH AND ENGLISH, PLEASE CONTACT: JBCA@JUNOBEACH.ORG.
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