George Frederick King

Pilot Officer George Frederick King died on board Consolidated Liberator AL577 on 16th March 1942 when the plane came down near Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland.

Pilot Officer George Frederick King (J/15525) served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War Two. He was the son of Philip King and Belinda King of 115 Fifth Street, New Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

George had some flying experience before enlisting in the Royal Canadian Air Force in April 1940. At the time, however, he worked in New Toronto for the Campbell Soup Co. He arrived in the United Kingdom in November 1940. After training in Canada, he joined RAF 103 Squadron in March 1941 as an Observer or Navigator. After serving in the Middle East, he then joined RAF 108 Squadron in August 1941.

Pilot Officer King died on 16th March 1942 aged 25 years old. He was part of the passenger contingent on board the ill-fated Consolidated Liberator AL577 that came down at Jenkinstown, Co. Louth, Ireland.

George Frederick King’s grave is in Glenalina Extension, Section AS, Grave 124 of Belfast City Cemetery, Belfast, Co. Antrim. His headstone bears the inscription:

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.