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ELFNER, P J - Flying Officer

Flying Officer
PAUL JAMES (P J) ELFNER

  • Canadian Fallen Soldier - Flying Officer PAUL JAMES ELFNER
  • Flying Officer
    PAUL JAMES (P J) ELFNER

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    PAUL JAMES (P J) ELFNER
    24 October 1920
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J/22281
    5 November 1935 in Calgary, Alberta, CA
    Shipping Clerk
    Flying Officer
    Royal Canadian Air Force
    439 (Fighter) Squadron
    10 April 1944
    Lost at sea
    23 years
    RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
    N/A
    World War II
  • Flying Officer PAUL JAMES ELFNER's Story

  • Born
    24 October 1920 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Occupation
    Worked as a Shipping Clerk prior to enlisting.
    Enlisted
    5 November 1935 in Calgary, Alberta | Age: 15 years
    Buried
    10 April 1944 - RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL | Age: 23 years
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Interesting Facts

  • Flying Officer Elfner was reported missing on April 10, 1944 in an incident unrelated to enemy action when his Squadron flew into an area of heavy cloud over England. According to his mother, Grace Elfner, who later wrote to the Air Force's Casualty Branch claiming to have received a visit from a member of her son's Squadron, his plane was lost in an attempt to direct a member of his Unit through the low visibility area. Elfner's last transmission was "follow me." Those who were with him at the time assumed he lost control and crashed into the sea.

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Fallen Soldiers from Calgary Alberta, Canada

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Fallen Soldiers buried in RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL