Warrant Officer Class I James Waclaw Hoba (R/103006) served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War. Born on 7th June 1918, he was the son of Joseph Hoba and Catherine "Hattie" Hoba (née Katherina Wrouska) of Thorold South, Ontario, Canada.
He died on 17th July 1943 aged 25 years old. He was the pilot. of Bristol Beaufort JM514 when it came down on a training exercise about 1.5 miles northwest of Moira, Co. Down. At around 1510hrs, the plane lost control, spun into the ground and burst into flames. Instructor Pilot Officer Edward George Titley of RAF No. 5 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit died in the same incident.
James Waclaw Hoba’s grave is in Section A, Row LG, Grave 43 of Milltown Cemetery, Belfast.