George Labiuk was born in Kalyna, Saskatchewan in 1921. He was the son of John Labiuk and of Elizabeth Labiuk.

George joined the Royal Canadian Air Force. After his training he was shipped to England and attached to 218 squadron, operating Stirling bombers out of Downham Market.

F/S Labiuk's crew consisted of;

F/S James Smith RAAF
Sgt G.E.Rose
Sgt R.H.Cramm
Sgt W.H.Davies
Sgt C.R.Minns
F/S P.W.Farr

 

 

218 Squadron
 

On 23 June 1943 this crew took off in Stirling BF572 HA-K. they took off from Downham Market at 00.09.

They were last heard of when they had radio contact with their base at 02.35. They were lost over the North Sea without a trace.

Three of the crew washed ashore on the Dutch coast and are buried at different cemeteries. The rest of the crew is commemorated at the Runnymede Memorial.

F/S Labiuk is buried at Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery, Plot 69. Row B. Coll. grave 11.
 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

See also:
Sgt G.E.Rose
Sgt R.H.Cramm
Sgt W.H.Davies
Sgt C.R.Minns
F/S James Smith

Sources:
www.cwgc.org

Acknowledgements:
RAF Squadron crest © Crown Copyright is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office

Directions to Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery

posted 30 March 2008


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