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William Austin Cauthers was born in March, 1925, the son of William and Margaret Cauthers of Mansfield, Ontario. Cauthers served as a Pilot Officer with the 407 Sqdn. of the R.C.A.F. He and his crew went missing when their Wellington MK IV failed to return on a mission over the English Channel on June 22, 1944. The collection currently consists of fifteen letters and three photographs.

External links:
Pilot Officer William Austin Cauthers’ service record (Serv/Reg# J89129) can be viewed/downloaded in pdf format through Library and Archives Canada.
Burial infomation is available at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
A memorial page honouring Cauthers can be visited online at the Canadian Virtual War Memorial.

Collection Contents

Letters (15)
Photos (3)