James Edwin Dalling

Air Bomber - Warrant Officer Class 2 - James Edwin Dalling
Air Bomber – Warrant Officer Class 2 – James Edwin Dalling

Air Bomber – James Edwin Dalling – Rank: Warrant Officer, Class 2. Service No. R137946.

1918: Birth, on 26th October at Sackville, New Brunswick. Resident at Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.)

1937: Working for Maple Leaf Milling Company, Halifax Novia Scotia as a Salesman, from April, to November 1941.

1941: 22nd November, enlistment in Non-Permanent Active Militia. Taken on unit strength of 2nd West N.S.R. (this was 30 days compulsory service.) Religion: Church of England. Occupation: Salesman Traveller (3 years). Next of Kin: Mother – Etta Dalling. Address: 146, Hillsboro Street, Charlottetown P.E.I. Father: Guy Dalling. One brother. Address on enlistment: Maple Leaf Mining Co. Halifax, Novia Scotia. Height: 6 feet. Weight: 166 :Lbs. Eyes: Brown. Hair: Light Brown. Education Grade: XI. Marital Status: Single. Working for Cudahy Packing Company, Halifax Novia Scotia as a Maritime Representative, from 22nd November to 22nd December. (left after one month, to join R.C.A.F.)

1942: Enlisted in R.C.A.F. on 20th January. Sports interested in: Football, Hockey (moderately). Golf, Tennis, Sailing. Leading Aircraftman on 18th July. Entered Air Bomber training on 20th July until 11th September. Trained on Aircraft types: Battle, Bolingbroke, Anson. Entered Air Observers training on 26th October until 4th December. Trained in Anson aircraft. Promoted to Sergeant on 4th December. Became Air Bomber on 4th December.

1943: Became T Flight Sergeant on 4th June. At 16 OTU from 4th May. At 82 OTU from 11th October. Promoted to Warant Officer, Class 2, on 4th December.

1944: Whilst serving at 82 O.T.U., he was killed as crew of Wellington Bomber BK387, on a training flight which crashed at Tewitt Hall Wood, Oakworth Yorkshire, on 2nd January, killing all those aboard. Buried at Harrogate (Stonewall) Cemetery on 8th January. He was 25 years of age.