RCAF RCAF (Royal Canadian Air Force)
WO II Forestell Thomas Bernard
Rank: Warrant Officer Class II
WO II
Service Number: R-184192
Pilot
Born: Nov 21, 1923 Coniston, Ontario
Discharged: Deceased

Served In:World War 2
Trade: Pilot
Service: RCAF (Royal Canadian Air Force)
Squadron: No. 1 Air Navigation School
Service Details :
#1, Air Observer School, Malton, Ontario. Anson 6626 crashed 300 yards N/W of aerodrome at Muskoka, Ontario when on a navigation exercise and made slipping turn to left on making final turn before landing.

Canadian Volunteer Service Medal
The Canadian Volunteer Service Medal is granted to persons of any rank in the Naval, Military or Air Forces of Canada who voluntarily served on Active Service and have honourably completed eighteen months (540 days) total voluntary service from September 3, 1939 to March 1, 1947.
War Medal (1939-45)
The War Medal was awarded to all full-time personnel of the armed forces and merchant marines for serving for 28 days between 03 September 1939 and 02 September 1945. In the Merchant Navy, the 28 days must have been served at sea.
 
Service Notes: Circumstances of his death: Returning from a training session Anson aircraft #6626 crashed 300 yards NW of the airport at Gravenhurst with him, a student pilot and four other students on board. Thomas and the pilot were badly injured and taken to the hospital in Orillia. Thomas died the following day from his injuries.
Enlisted:
Pre/Post War: Brother of Flying Officer Robert Samuel Forestell, Royal Canadian Air Force deceased 8 August 1944 and Warrant Officer 2nd Class, Daniel Arthur Forestell, Royal Canadian Air Force, killed in action on 5 April 1943. Mrs. Lena Forestell was the National Silver Cross Mother in 1958 having lost three sons in the Second World War.

Deceased: March 20, 1944 at Muskoka, Ontario
Cemetery: SUDBURY La Salle Cemetery Ontario, Canada
Marker: Family Plot. Grave 2. Sec. 1. Lot 726N.
Obituary: Son of Daniel and Lena Forestell, of Coniston, Ontario.
       


WO II Thomas Bernard Forestell

Medals and Commendations
(In Order):

Canadian Volunteer Service Medal
War Medal (1939-45)

Page 306 from WW2
Book of Remembrance



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