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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Cardale Air Crash Monument (RM of Oakview)

On 9 June 1942, a Royal Canadian Air Force training aircraft from the Central Navigation School crashed near the site of this stone monument, in what is now the Rural Municipality of Oakview. The four members of its aircrew were killed: pilot Arthur Weatherley Willoughby of Vancouver, BC; navigator-student Sgt. Adam John Mazur of Hamilton, Ontario; navigator-student Sgt. John Thomas Carter of Oshawa, Ontario; and Sgt. Joseph Charles Wilfrid Gauthier dit Larouche of Chicoutimi, Quebec. Their names are listed on the monument.

Cardale air crash commemorative monument

Cardale air crash commemorative monument (August 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.24068, W100.20512
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Central Navigation School / CFB Rivers (Wheatland, Municipality of Riverdale)


“Four killed in plane crash near Newdale,” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 June 1942, page 13.

“Four airmen die in crash,” Winnipeg Tribune, 11 June 1942, page 13.

“Ottawa lists 28 casualties in Air Force,” Winnipeg Free Press, 15 June 1942, page 6.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 February 2019

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