Hello local hikers to the Cowichan area.
I would like to further this thread. And I have a request for those who would consider helping me.
I am the niece of Harold Magnus Manson who was a Sergeant and gunnarman in the Mitchel that crashed on the mountainside of Mt Whymper, May 1944 while on a military training mission.
Having received and reviewed my uncle's military RCAF records which include details on the crash location.
As previous posts have stated, the crash was on the very steep part of the upper part of the mountain. The military recovery in May 1944, was very limited due to the steep terrain. The recovery included the body remains that could be found and the remains were brought to a location a bit further down the mountain and buried at this specified location as noted in the RCAF documents: 48°56'00.0"N 124°11'00.0"W. on google maps, the location appears to be directly above Youbou and seems that it may be accessible by existing/decommissioned logging roads from Duncan.
At this makeshift burial location, my grandfather accompanied military personnel to visit the burial location and erected a plaque in my uncle's honour. (And the other crew members that also perished).
I would truly like some help in getting a photo of the plaque (if it still exists) or a publication that wild show the plaque.
If anyone has more information from any publications, I would appreciate you sharing.
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