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Pilot Officer David Brendan Lacey
Donated by Sister Mary Brenda
St. Clare's Mercy Convent

Son of John J. Lacey and Anne Mary Dempsey, born September 21, 1921. He attended school at St. Bonaventure's College and Memorial University.

World War II was well under way and, in early 1940, he joined the RAF (not RCAF). In September 1940, he went to aviation schools in Canada, and in April 1941 received his wings, Sgt. Pilot. He returned home for a short visit before going overseas. After one year of action, he received his commission as Pilot Officer, on May 8, 1942.

Eight days later, May 16, he was killed. His plane blew up shortly after taking off. He is buried in Colerne, England.

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