Edwin Archibald Toole

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

Flight Sergeant

Edwin Archibald Toole


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.

Flight Sergeant Edwin Archibald Toole (R/53246) served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War. 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.

Edwin died on 4th November 1943 aged 24 years old. He was a Flight Engineer on Consolidated Liberator AL509 with R.A.F. 148 Squadron. The plane took off from an airfield in Libya on 3rd November 1943. The mission was a special operation codenamed Fungus 33 aiming 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 Name First Name(s) Rank Role Information
Clarke James Herbert Stevenson Warrant Officer Class I Bomb Aimer R/79118
Crawford Hugh Irvine Flight Lieutenant Wireless Operator / Air Gunner 411065
Dowle William Joseph Flight Sergeant Air Gunner 1066563
Elliott Eldon Burke Flight Lieutenant Navigator J/4524
Hawken Ralph Edward Warrant Officer Class I Air Gunner R/81068
Passmore Maurice Flight Lieutenant Pilot 116910
Toole Edwin Archibald Flight Sergeant Flight Engineer R/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.