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GANDER WAR CEMETERY

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Casualty Record Detail
Casualty Record Detail
Casualty Record Detail
Casualty Record Detail
GANDER WAR CEMETERY Print this image


Country:
Canada
Locality:
Newfoundland and Labrador
Identified Casualties:
100

Location Information

The cemetery is located a quarter mile north of the Trans Canada Highway and two miles east of the town of Gander. Along the Trans Canada Highway there are signs in either direction pointing to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery.

Visiting Information

The cemetery grounds are open for visitation every day from sunrise until sunset.

Historical Information

Gander Airport, which had been an experimental flying station before the Second World War, was greatly expanded and developed in connection with the Atlantic Ferry Organisation for the transport of aircraft. During the war, air-reconnaissance planes and military defence forces were based at Gander, which was the headquarters of an anti-aircraft regiment of the Royal Canadian Army.

Most of the airmen buried in Gander Cemetery were killed in aircraft which crashed in this area during the war.

Gander War Cemetery contains 100 burials of the Second World War.