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Memorable Manitobans: Wallace Kingdon Maxwell (1914-1944)

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Born at Winnipeg on 23 March 1914, son of William Wallace Kingdon Maxwell and Mabel Cleora Sherwood (1883-1976), he attended Kelvin High School (where his father taught), and graduated from Central Normal School and the University of Manitoba. He was Principal of Steep Rock School (1939-1940) prior to enlisting for military service during the Second World War. He served with the No. 434 Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Force and attained the rank of Pilot Officer. On 19 January 1944, he died in combat air operations over Berlin, Germany. His remains were not recovered, and as with other airmen of unknown grave, is commemorated at Runnymede Memorial Cemetery at Surrey, United Kingdom. He was posthumously awarded his gold operational wings in December 1946.

Sources:

Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“PO. Wallace K. Maxwell,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 February 1944, page 4.

“Manitoban killed, three missing,” Winnipeg Tribune, 15 December 1944, page 14.

“PO. W. K. Maxwell wins operational wings,” Winnipeg Tribune, 28 December 1946, page 114.

Canadian Virtual War Memorial, Veterans Affairs Canada.

Service Files of the Second World War - War Dead, Library and Archives Canada.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 31 October 2019

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