Memorial to: Allied airmen who lost their lives in the attacks on the German battleship Tirpitz in 1942.
Memorial Location: At the head of Faettenfjord, Norway
Installation Date: 1985
[Courtesy of Linzee Duncan]
In 1985, a memorial was erected at the head of Faettenfjord in memory of the allied airmen (including those from No. 35 Squadron) who lost their lives in the attacks on the German battleship Tirpitz in 1942.
The top is constructed from one of the spherical naval mines used during the attack and anchor chain from Tirpitz.
Whilst researching airmen that lost their lives in his local area in Germany, Marcel Lesaar discovered that Canadian natural features (such as lakes, islands, peninsulas and bays) have been named after World War II casualties.
Having completed the relevant application forms he applied for a feature in Ontario to be named after FC McCubbin, who served and lost his life with the squadron in 1943 [Halifax HR876]
In December 2017, the Ontario Geographic Names Board advised him that a lake has now been named McCubbin Lake.
Subsequent research by Marcel has established that features have also been named after the following squadron personnel:
Miller Lake, Northwest of Wathaman Lake 57°11’N 104°15’W (named after Joseph MacTavish Miller [Lancaster NE175])
Steinhauer Lake, North of Black Lake 59°20’N 105° 21’W (named after George Henry Steinhauer [Halifax W1015] )
Ferguson Point, on the north shore of Lac la Ronge 55°16’N 104°49’W (named after John Hugh Ferguson [Lancaster ND643])
Harrison Bay, Charlebois Lake 59°28’01”N 104°43’02”W (named after John Wilfred Harrison [Halifax HR985])
Andrews Island, Walker Lake 54°44’29”N 96°56’15”W (named after James Wesley Andrews [Halifax BB361])
Berry Peninsula, Mishepowistik Lake 54°05’23”N 96°58’13”W (named after Wallace Llewellyn Berry [Halifax L9500)
Clarence Evans Bay, Halfway Lake 55°02’08”N 98°26’11”W (named after Clarence Ernest Evans [Halifax W1147)
Mount Martyn, Alouette Lake 49°24’18”N, 122°24’06”W (named after John Reid Martyn [Halifax W7873])