MCKAY, DANIEL ARCHIBALD

Birthdate
Birthplace
Springhill, Nova Scotia, Canada
Age
31
Parents
Son of George Elisha Roach Mckay and Mary Margaret Chisolm of Springhill, Nova Scotia, Canada
Religion
Presbyterian
Occupation
Miner + Mechanics
Service number
R/73282
Engagement
1940-10-28, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Overseas
1942-04-18, United Kingdom
Date of death
1942-08-29
Died
Belgium, Killed in action
Force
Awards
Royal Canadian Air Force
Plot 12 | Row E | Grave 12

"LOVING AND KIND IN ALL HIS WAYS UPRIGHT AND JUST TO THE END OF HIS DAYS"

Military grave
Additional info

Awarded the Air Gunner Badge on August 18, 1941.

Assigned to the 75 (New Zealand) Squadron, Royal Air Force on August 14, 1942.

Wellington 3, DF 673AA (also reported as BJ 673) was brought down at 2315 hrs by a German fighter. After their bomber caught fire the crew bailed out at low altitude, killing all 5 members. The bomber crashed in the area of Pereboomsgat, Moerbeke-Waas, Belgium. They were on a large mission to bomb Nuremberg, Germany. Other reports say that they were shot down on the returning flight.

Crew:
Flight Sergeant Sydney Bernard Davis 1165309 (Pilot) Royal  Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 75 Sqdn.

Flight Sergeant Charles Henry Vickers 1115126 (Pilot) Royal  Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 75 Sqdn.

Flight Sergeant Horace David Baittle R/79439 (Observer) Royal Canadian Air Force, 75 Sqdn.

Flight Sergeant Lawrence Donald Hiltz R/88319 ( Air Gunner) Royal Canadian Air Force, 75 Sqdn.

Flight Sergeant Daniel Archibald McKay R/73282 (Air Gunner) Royal Canadian Air Force, 75 Sqdn.

75 New Zealand Sqdn. memorial Moerbeke.

MCKAY, DANIEL ARCHIBALD
Source: VAC