Elliot, Donald C.

Sgt. Donald Christopher Elliott, younger son of Mr. and Mrs. D. Howard Elliott, 187 Chatham St., was attached to Squadron 77, of the R.A.F., when his plane left Elvington, York, on the night of September 7, 1943, one of the mammoth 1800-plane raids over Germany. The target for Sgt. Elliott's plane was Munich. Since that night there has been no official information on the result of the trip, nor any word of the plane or the crew. His loss to his squadron was keenly felt as he had proved himself a capable operational member, and his padre expressed the sentiments of his comrades when he wrote to Sgt. Elliott's parents that his friends found inspiration in their association with Donald. He enlisted in the R.C.A.F., on November 11, 1941, less than four months after his 18th birthday, and he was trained in Brandon, Camp Borden, Winnipeg, and graduated as a gunner on March 19, 1943, from Macdonald. He had enrolled as a wireless air gunner, but because of his health was not able to carry on his training. However, his aptitude for that work was such that he was promoted to wireless duties after his O.T.U. which began after his arrival in England on May 8, 1943. Born in London, July 27, 1923, Donald moved to Brantford at the age of five. He went to Victoria, Central and Major Ballachey Schools and the Collegiate Institute. He was a member of Zion United Church and the Fiat Club. For three years he was a carrier boy for The Expositor. Any spare time from his duties was spent in reading, swimming or playing baseball.

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