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182 Squadron Crest
09.08.1944 182 Squadron Typhoon Ib MN694 F/O. William J. Kasubeck

Operation: Patrol

Date: 9th August 1944 (Wednesday)

Unit: No. 182 Squadron

Type: Hawker Typhoon MkIB

Serial: MN694

Code: XM-?

Base: ALG B.6 Coulombs, Normandy. (Advanced Landing Ground)

Location: Clécy, France

Pilot: F/O. William James Kasubeck R/29254 - J/29254 RCAF Age 23. Killed

REASON FOR LOSS:

Flying low-level defensive patrols and intruder missions over occupied France. Probably shot down by anti aircraft guns.

Powerview-Pine Falls War Memorial - originally erected by the Abitibi Power and Paper Company in memory of their employees who lost their lives during WW2. William Kasubeck was employed by them prior to service. This was later restored with help from the Veterans Affairs Canada.

Burial details:

Initially buried at Saint Rémy.

F/O. William James Kasubeck. Bayeux War Cemetery, Basse-Normandie, France Plot: XV. M. 26. Born on the 8th August 1921, the son of John James Kasubeck and Genevieve Kasubeck, of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada.

Researched carried out by Michel Beckers for Aircrew Remembered - July 2016. With thanks to Gordon Goldsborough for Powerview-Pine Falls War Memorial and George Stephane Fraser for photo of grave. Others from the Michel Beckers collection.

MB - 26.07.2016

Acknowledgements: Sources used by us in compiling Archive Reports include: Bill Chorley - 'Bomber Command Losses Vols. 1-9, plus ongoing revisions', Dr. Theo E.W. Boiten and Mr. Roderick J. Mackenzie - 'Nightfighter War Diaries Vols. 1 and 2', Martin Middlebrook and Chris Everitt - 'Bomber Command War Diaries', Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Tom Kracker - Kracker Luftwaffe Archives and Fred Paradie - Paradie Archive (both on this site), Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński - 'Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945', Anna Krzystek, Tadeusz Krzystek - 'Polskie Siły Powietrzne w Wielkiej Brytanii', Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses', Aircrew Remembered Databases and our own archives. We are grateful for the support and encouragement of UK Imperial War Museum, Australian War Memorial, Australian National Archives, UK National Archives and Fold3 and countless dedicated friends and researchers across the world.
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