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They made the Ultimate Sacrifice 


Gary Edward Logan


Sub-Lieutenant, O-42561, RCN


Born: 25 Apr 1936, Ottawa, Ontario


Died: 02 Apr 1959 at sea


Book of Remembrance


LOGAN, Gary Edward, SLt, O-42561, RCN, died - 02 Apr 1959, 880 Anti-Submarine Squadron / HMCS BONAVENTURE - son of John Edward and Maybelle Gladys Logan of Ottawa, ON; brother of Peggy Logan.


SLt Logan died when the plane that he was co-pilot of crashed over the side of HMCS Bonaventure.


A memorial window was unveiled on 21 June 1959 at Erskine Presbyterian Church to honour the memory of Sub-Lieutenant Gary Edward Logan, whose plane crashed over the side of the Aircraft Carrier Bonaventure on 2 April 1959. The Memorial window, given by the members of the Ottawa police Department, is a tribute to not only the gallant young flying officer, but also a mark of the high esteem in which Inspector Logan, Sub-Lieutenant Logans' father, is held by his colleagues.


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(1) Portrait of Gary Logan  (2) Article from the Ottawa Journal 16 Jun 1959 on the death of SLt Logan  (3) Article from the Crowsnest Magazine July 1959 issue on a memorial window dedicated to SLt Logan


Photos and news articles from the Canadian Virtual War Memorial



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