Royal Canadian Air Force
Died: Oct 14,1942
Fort Massey Cemetery (Halifax), Canada
Frederick Eugene Davies, born March 19, 1922 at Camrose, Alberta, completed his education at Victoria High School in Camrose in 1940. Single and living at Camrose, he worked as a clerk for Hudson Bay Company before enlisting at Edmonton, Alberta June 4, 1941. Davies served with the Royal Canadian Air Force (Per Ardua Ad Astra) attached to No. 11 Squadron as a Pilot Officer (Navigator) during the Second World War. Based at RCAF Station Dartmouth, Nova Scotia with Eastern Air Command, the No. 11 Squadron operated Lockheed Hudson aircraft on bomber reconnaissance patrols over the St. Lawrence River and off the east coast of Canada. On October 14, 1942, Pilot Officer (Navigator) Frederick Eugene Davies died after his Lockheed Hudson aircraft crashed northwest of Chandler, Quebec when the aircrafts’ port motor caught fire during an anti-submarine patrol. Davies is commemorated at Fort Massey Cemetery, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Son of Jene Alvin and Donna Florence (nee Henry) Davies (died 1932) of Edmonton, Alberta; stepson of Emily Mabel (nee Fox) Davies of Edmonton; brother of Robert David Davies; half-brother of Joan Audrey Davies; he was 20 years old. 'At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.'