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Lindsay Flier Dies Saving Crew, Plane
Special to the Star
Lindsay, May 29 – Pilot Officer David Christie of Lindsay died in England Sept 16 in order to save his crew and his bomber. He was able, by clever manoeuvring, to bring his bomber home safely and to save his crew, although he lost his life.
Pilot Officer Christie enlisted in Toronto in August 1940.
He had spent only six weeks in England before he was killed.
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- Genealogical Resource
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- David D. Christie whose parents reside in Lindsay at 77 William St. North, enlisted for service with the Royal Canadian Air Force in August 1940.
A student at L.C.I. prior to enlisting Dave Christie trained at Brandon (Manitoba), Regina (Saskatchewan), Lethbridge (Alberta), and Calgary (Alberta) (Regina ITS, Lethbridge EFTS, Calgary SFTS).
He was promoted in turn from AC2 to LAC to Sgt.-Pilot on 3 July 1941, and commissioned Pilot Officer in the same month. P.O. Christie was sent overseas in August 1941.
PO Christie took part in air operations over Enemy territory and was killed on active service on 16 September 1941.
PO Christie was the first person to pay the supreme sacrifice from Lindsay.
- Date of Publication:
- 29 May 1942
- Date Of Event:
- 16 Sep 1941
- Personal Name(s):
- David Christie
- World War II Service Files
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