Corporal Douglas Earl Craig

 Douglas Craig
Douglas Craig, [ca. 1941]. City of Richmond Archives Biography File

Birth: April 29, 1917

Death: June 3, 1941 in Sable Island, Nova Scotia

Service: WWII

Service Number: R51049

Born April 29, 1917 and a Richmond resident in his youth, Douglas Earl Craig was the elder son of Mr. and Mrs. E.C. Craig. Doug was a sports enthusiast at Richmond High School. He also attended Brighouse United Church, where he was a member of the Young People's Society. Although a Richmond resident for only four years, he was apparently a well-known and popular member of the younger set. Upon graduation from high school, he moved to Saskatoon to work in a radio station. Shortly thereafter, he enlisted in the Canadian Royal Air Force and became a corporal with the No. 11 Bomber Reconnaissance Squadron, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. In 1941, while on a search mission for a missing aircraft, he was one of five RCAF men killed when their aircraft, in bad weather, struck a radio mast on Sable Island, Nova Scotia and crashed. His sister, Mrs. Norman Gregory, resided on Lulu Island at the time of his death. Douglas Craig is buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

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