Baseball in Wartime

Baseball's Greatest Sacrifice


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Those Who Died That Others Might Be Free

 

Stan Reid

 

Date and Place of Birth: 1924 St Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Date and Place of Death: March 5, 1945 Germany
Baseball Experience: Amateur
Position: Unknown
Rank: Flying Officer
Military Unit: 431 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force
Area Served: European Theater of Operations

 

Stanley A Reid was born in St Catharines, Ontario in 1921. Reid attended the Stamford Collegiate Institute in Niagara Falls, Ontario, where he excelled in basketball and rugby in addition to being an excellent baseball player.

 

He enlisted with the Royal Canadian Air Force in the fall of 1942 and went overseas in 1944. Flying Officer Reid served with 431 'Iroquois' Squadron at Croft in Yorkshire, flying night-time bombing raids in Avro Lancasters.

 

 

Stan Reid was reported missing after a raid over Germany on March 5, 1945. He is buried at Hanover War Cemetery in Germany.

 

Added August 20, 2006.

 

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