RAYMOND NORMAN MILLAR
1911-1943

 
Raymond Norman MILLAR
born 14 February 1911 at St. Laurent, Montreal, QC

RCAF: Enlisted Montreal 4 Nov.1941.  Overseas 4 Dec.1942
57th Squadron. Navigator, Lancaster Bomber.
Crashed 24 Sept.1943 1.30 hours Paris, France
Burial:  Clichy Beaujon Cemetery, near Paris, France Plot 16 Row 14 Grave 17

From Trenton Air Force Base Museum -
MILLAR, RAYMOND NORMAN F/O(N) J22360. From St.Laurent, Que.
Killed in Action Sep.24/43 age 32.
#57 Squadron (Corpus Non Animum Muto) Target -Mannheim, Germany.
Flying Officer Navigator Millar is buried in the New Communal Cemetery, Clichy, Seine, France

Some time after the crash, the people of France held a memorial service at Notre-Dame des Victoires and a plaque was placed on the wall beside the Statue of the Virgin Mary listing the names of the crew.
A similar plaque was also placed in the Grand Magazin du Louvre, the department store that the plane crashed into.
 

Raymond N. Millar was the son of  David Allan Millar and Eliza Ann Lochhead of St. Laurent and the husband of Bernice Spilman,  and father of infant Raymond Lawrence David Millar.

submitted by Lorna Schmidt.....................niece

see also FORGOTTEN FACES - RCAF 57th Squadron c1943



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