Joseph Michael Wolowiec

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Sargent Navigator, No. 1661 Conversion Unit.

Joseph Michael Wolowiec | | | Service Personnel Information | Essay | | Joseph Woloweic in a nutshell | Joseph was born in Poland in May of 1917 and moved to Canada early in his life, when in Canada he moved to Winnipeg and lived on 618 Stella ave, until he joined up. As a boy he went to Holy Ghost school until he began attending St. Paul’s College, after his time at St. Paul’s College he went to the “big city”, Toronto Ontario. While in Toronto he decided it was in his best interest to join up with the Royal Canadian Armed Forces or the RCAF. | At the time he sign up he was 5’ 6” and 134 Lbs that very same day Hitler ordered the killing of 10,000 Czechoslovakians, a top Nazi was shot and mortally injured, and the Italians began a siege of french western fort Bir Hachim. ("what happened on may 27."). all of Josephs adult life he wanted to be a polite so badly and now being in the RCAF he would finally get his chance, because before he joined the RCAF he had never flown a plane had never had any observation hours in a plane, his records said that he had never even been in a plane before he had joined the RCAF .on July 2, 1942 Joseph along with the royal air force made many bombing runs on the axis powers. this was a big day for Joseph because it was his first really big deployment into the field before this it was mostly training exercises. Throughout his career in the RCAF he obtained four medals the defense medal, Canadian Volunteer service medal (twice),and a War medal. | During his career in the RCAF he was promoted three times to reach a final rank of SGT navigator, a big accomplishment to be sure. Unfortunately this is when his life was cut very short, he died at the age of 27 on may 17, 1944 in a training exercise gone bad. Joseph was the navigator for the plane her was in when it went down. Joseph along with his crew were buried in a cemetery in England, he will be forever remembered in the book of reme | mbrance. | | Military Service Record | Grave Reference | Additional information/links | Works cited | | Archival Reference | Internet Sites | =

Service Personnel Information

  • Name:Joseph Michael Wolowiec
  • Service Regimental Number:167285
  • Rank:Sargent Navigator
  • Height/weight:5' 6''/ 134 Lbs
  • Colour of eyes:hazel
  • Marital status:single
  • Religion:Roman Catholic
  • Address:618 Stella ave, Winnipeg Manitoba
  • Next of Kin (and relationship):Dorthy Woloweic (Mother)
  • Date of enlistment: May 27 1942
  • City and province of enlistment:Toronto Ontario

Essay


Joseph Woloweic in a nutshell



Joseph was born in Poland in May of 1917 and moved to Canada early in his life, when in Canada he moved to Winnipeg and lived on 618 Stella ave, until he joined up. As a boy he went to Holy Ghost school until he began attending St. Paul’s College, after his time at St. Paul’s College he went to the “big city”, Toronto Ontario. While in Toronto he decided it was in his best interest to join up with the Royal Canadian Armed Forces or the RCAF.


At the time he sign up he was 5’ 6” and 134 Lbs that very same day Hitler ordered the killing of 10,000 Czechoslovakians, a top Nazi was shot and mortally injured, and the Italians began a siege of french western fort Bir Hachim. ("what happened on may 27."). all of Josephs adult life he wanted to be a polite so badly and now being in the RCAF he would finally get his chance, because before he joined the RCAF he had never flown a plane had never had any observation hours in a plane, his records said that he had never even been in a plane before he had joined the RCAF .on July 2, 1942 Joseph along with the royal air force made many bombing runs on the axis powers. this was a big day for Joseph because it was his first really big deployment into the field before this it was mostly training exercises. Throughout his career in the RCAF he obtained four medals the defense medal, Canadian Volunteer service medal (twice),and a War medal.

During his career in the RCAF he was promoted three times to reach a final rank of SGT navigator, a big accomplishment to be sure. Unfortunately this is when his life was cut very short, he died at the age of 27 on may 17, 1944 in a training exercise gone bad. Joseph was the navigator for the plane her was in when it went down. Joseph along with his crew were buried in a cemetery in England, he will be forever remembered in the book of reme

mbrance.


Military Service Record


  • Age (at death):27
  • Force: Royal Canadian Air Force.
  • Unit:No. 1661 conversion unit.
  • Service Number:167285
  • Honours and Awards:defense medal, CVSM x2, War medal.
  • Photograph:see top.
  • Next of Kin (and relationship): Dorthy Woloweic (Mother)
  • Date of Death: May 17, 1944
  • Country of Burial:England.
  • Cemetery:Brookwood Military cemetery.
  • Grave Reference:49.B.7.
  • Location: Surrey.
  • Book of Remembrance: http://www.veterans.gc.ca/images/collections/books/bww2/ww2482.jpg

Grave Reference

  • Name of Cemetery:Brookwood Military cemetery
  • Grave Reference:49.B.7.
http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=1233758


Additional information/links


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Works cited

"The British Commonwealth Air Training Plan ." Bomber Command Museum of CanadaN.p., n.d. Web. 17 May 2012. <http://www.bombercommandmuseum.ca/bcatp.html>.
Gardner, Richard, et al. "Life as a Fighter pilot." Canadian Warplane HeritageMuseum. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 May 2012. <http://www.warplane.com/pages/ ourstories_fighterpilot.html>.
"what happened on may 27." dates in history. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 May 2012. <http://www.datesinhistory.com/may27.php>.
"the second world war-1944." veterans affairs Canada. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 May 2012. <http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/collections/books/bww2/page1944>.

Archival Reference


Military service files of Sargent Navigator Joseph Wolowiec(RG 24, Volume 29008) obtained from Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario.

Internet Sites


http://www.warplane.com/pages/ourstories_rcaf.html

http://www.datesinhistory.com/

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