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Dumont, Norman Charles Edward
Flying Officer
Royal Canadian Air Force
Strome, Alberta
Vancouver, British Columbia
Died: Oct 17,1944

Commemorated at
Runnymede Memorial, England

Norman Charles Edward Dumont, born December 2, 1923 at Strome, Alberta, completed his education at Strome High School in 1941. He moved to Vancouver, British Columbia to work with his father at Dumont Electric before enlisting there September 8, 1942. Commissioned February 11, 1944, Dumont served with the Royal Canadian Air Force (Sic Itur Ad Astra) attached to No. 24 Operational Training Unit as a Flying Officer (Pilot) during the Second World War. Based at RAF Honeybourne, Worcestershire, England with No. 7 Group RAF Bomber Command, the No. 24 OTU trained night bomber crews to operate Whitley and Wellington bombers. On October 17, 1944, Flying Officer (Pilot) Norman Charles Edward Dumont died during a cross-country night flying exercise when his aircraft crashed into the sea off the coast of Cornwall, England. Lost without a trace, Dumont is commemorated at Runnymede War Memorial, Surrey, England. Son of Pascal Dumont of Vancouver and Elizabeth (nee Machtmes) Dumont of Strome, Alberta; brother of Elmer James Dumont and Wilfred Edward Dumont (died December 7, 1940); husband of Beverly Beatrice June (nee Pearce) Dumont and father of Sheran Beverly Dumont, both of Calgary, Alberta; he was 20 years old. Citation(s): Defence Medal, General Service Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Clasp. �When you go home, tell them of us and say, �For your tomorrow, we gave our today.��

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