Edwin Archibald Toole

Canadian born airman Edwin Archibald Toole was married to Anna Toole of Belfast, Co. Antrim before his death in the former Yugoslavia on 4th November 1943.

Flight Sergeant

Edwin Archibald Toole

R/53246

Flight Sergeant Edwin Archibald Toole was a Canadian airman serving in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. His wife was Anna Toole of Belfast, Co. Antrim.

Flight Sergeant Edwin Archibald Toole (R/53246) served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War Two. Born on 27th June 1919, he was the son of Frederick Toole and Rachel May Toole (née Cameron) of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He was the husband of Anna Toole of Belfast, Co. Antrim.

Edwin died on 4th November 1943 aged 24 years old. He was a Flight Engineer on Consolidated Liberator AL509 with RAF 148 Squadron. The plane took off from an airfield in Libya on 3rd November 1943. The mission was a special operation codenamed Fungus 33. The aim was to drop supplies for Yugoslav Partisans. The plane struck a hilltop around 4 miles north of Kosinjski Zamost on Croatia’s Adriatic Coast. All 7 crew members died as a result of the crash.

Remembering the crew of Liberator AL509

Last NameFirst Name(s)RankRoleInformation
ClarkeJames Herbert StevensonWarrant Officer Class IBomb AimerR/79118
CrawfordHugh IrvineFlight LieutenantWireless Operator / Air Gunner411065
DowleWilliam JosephFlight SergeantAir Gunner1066563
ElliottEldon BurkeFlight LieutenantNavigatorJ/4524
HawkenRalph EdwardWarrant Officer Class IAir GunnerR/81068
PassmoreMauriceFlight LieutenantPilot116910
TooleEdwin ArchibaldFlight SergeantFlight EngineerR/53246

Edwin Archibald Toole’s grave is in Section 3, Row D, Collective Grave 1-7 of Belgrade War Cemetery, Serbia. His headstone bears the inscription:

Love’s last gift, remembrance. Everloving wife Anna.

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