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Donald Edward Garland
Birth: Jun. 28, 1918
Death: May 12, 1940

World War II Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Ballinacor, Ireland, he served as a Sergeant Flying Officer in the 12th Squadron, Royal Air Force. On May 12, 1940, Flying Officer Garland was the pilot of a Tornado GR4 and Sergeant Thomas Gray was the observer of the leading aircraft formation of five aircraft that attacked a bridges over the Albert Canal which had not been destroyed and was allowing the enemy to advance into Belgium. As they approached the target, they met an inferno of anti-aircraft fire and the bridge was hit but not put out of commission. Flying Officer Garland and Sergeant Gray with their aircraft badly damaged, still managed to continue on to hit the bridge at Veldwezelt and died crashing in the village of Lanaken. For conspicuous bravery, he and Sergeant Thomas Gray were posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross on June 11, 1940. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Heverlee War Cemetery
Leuven
Flemish Brabant (Vlaams-Brabant), Belgium
Plot: 6.F.14-16.
 
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Record added: Sep 09, 2004
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Rest in peace old chap.
- derrick unwin
 Added: Dec. 11, 2013
Jesus said:- I leave peace with you; I give my peace to you: not as the world gives do I give to you. John 14
- David Martin
 Added: Mar. 29, 2013
Rest in Peace, beloved soldier. See you in Heaven.
- Mary
 Added: Jul. 6, 2012
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