James L. McKenna, Lt.
Personal information
Age 26
Nationality Canadian
Date / place of birth Unknown
Genealogy Son of Cornelius and Elizabeth McKenna, of Grand Pabos, Gaspe County, Province of Quebec, Canada.
Military information
Army Number CDN-639
Rank Lt.
Function Unknown
Platoon / Troop / Flight Unknown
Company / Squadron Unknown
Unit / Group 11th Battalion 4th Parachute Brigade
Division / Transport / Command 1st Airborne Division
Regiment Army Air Corps Parachute Regiment
Death information
Died when 22-9-1944
Died where Oosterbeek
Spot Weverstraat
Map reference Unknown
Burial location
Oosterbeek, War Cemetery, Netherlands
Grave number 6-A-9
Graves overview
Miscellaneous information
Personal notes

Lt. McKenna converted from artillery to infantry in order to qualify for the CANLOAN program which ultimatly saw him attached to the 1st Airborne Division. The CANLOAN program was set up for Canadian Officers to fill up the shortage of Brittish Officers in the Brittish Armies.

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James L. McKenna, Lt.
Personal information
Age 26
Nationality Canadian
Date / place of birth Unknown
Genealogy Son of Cornelius and Elizabeth McKenna, of Grand Pabos, Gaspe County, Province of Quebec, Canada.
Military information
Army Number CDN-639
Rank Lt.
Function Unknown
Platoon / Troop / Flight Unknown
Company / Squadron Unknown
Unit / Group 11th Battalion 4th Parachute Brigade
Division / Transport / Command 1st Airborne Division
Regiment Army Air Corps Parachute Regiment
Death information
Died when 22-9-1944
Died where Oosterbeek
Spot Weverstraat
Map reference Unknown
Burial location
Oosterbeek, War Cemetery, Netherlands
Grave number 6-A-9
Graves overview
Miscellaneous information
Personal notes

Lt. McKenna converted from artillery to infantry in order to qualify for the CANLOAN program which ultimatly saw him attached to the 1st Airborne Division. The CANLOAN program was set up for Canadian Officers to fill up the shortage of Brittish Officers in the Brittish Armies.

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