The Last Flight of Halifax JB837
25/26th May 1943

Rank Flying Officer
Name Ivan Samuel THOMSON
Position Pilot
Nationality Canadian
Service Royal Canadian Air Force
Unit 15 (RAF) Squadron
Age 21
Service No. J/15487
Grave Rheinberg War Cemetery, 4.D.5-20 (Collective Grave)

Ivan Thomson was the youngest son of Mrs. S. W. Thomson of Hanlan's Point, Toronto in Canada. who had been widowed in 1942. He was killed on May 26th 1943 while piloting a Short Stirling heavy bomber BF534 brought down in the blast of an accompanying Halifax bomber, JB837. The first newspaper cutting below is taken from the Toronto Star and the second from the Toronto Telegram.