John Francis (Jack) Muir Image

Name

John Francis (Jack) Muir

Born

1925-07-21

Birth Place

Occupation

Student

Religion

Presbyterian

Died

1944-10-02

Death Place

Kinloss, Scotland

Death

Plane crashed just after take-off from RAF Station Kinloss, Scotland.

Monument

Cemetery







Service Record 1


Highest Rank

Flying Officer/Bombardier

Conflict

Battalion

Enlisted

Enlistment /Transfer Date

1943-01-13



Notes

Flying Officer Muir was pulled from the wreckage by men from the base, but was so severely burned that he died from his injuries. The tail-gunner, though also burned, survived the accident. / Jack's service unit is listed as "#19 Operational Training Unit" on the memorial panels by the Bomber Command Museum of Canada, Nanton Alberta.




Sources & Links

- Bruce County Genealogical Society Surname Collection.
- Macri, Franco David. Port Elgin’s War. Franco David Macri, 2015. Print.
- John Francis Muir service file, Library and Archives Canada RG 24,Vol 25972 (BCM&CC reference #A2016.003.005).
- Bomber Command Museum of Canada, Nanton Alberta, Memorial Panels. Bruce Remembers Feedback November 18, 2023.
- Library & Archives Canada
- War Graves Commission
- Find a Grave