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Memorial seeks relatives of fallen Canadian airmen

Friday - 9/13/2013, 7:15am  ET

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia War Memorial officials are seeking information on relatives and descendants of 13 Virginians who were killed while serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force During World War II.

They want to invite the families to a ceremony on Oct. 22 dedicating a plaque listing the names of the fallen airmen.

The airmen and their hometowns are: R.T. Edwards, Ronald Hayes and Fred Renshaw Branch, Norfolk; Thomas Coke DuBose, James Gilmer Heath and Richard Fuller Patterson, Richmond; William Deveraux Langhorne and Harry Alexander Lowe, Chatham; Lionel Lodowick Burns, Bluefield; Harold Barbour Moore, Boones Mill; Charles Francis Nash, Portsmouth; Mark David Romilly, Alexandria; and Thomas Austin Withers, Roseland.

Memorial officials say anyone with information can contact Jeb Hockman at 804-786-2074 or by email at jhockman@vawarmemorial.org.


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