Francis Michael Scandiffio

Francis Michael Scandiffio

Rank and Honours: Pilot Officer J/88799
Unit(s): RCAF #21 Ferry control
Next of Kin/Parents: Mr. Ralph and Mrs. M. Scandiffio

 

WOII Thomas Peter Scandiffio- Brother (KIA June 16, 1943)
Date of Birth: December 24, 1913
Enlisted:
Date of Death (& Place): July 15, 1944

Probably in action over N.E. India, the C.B.I. area flying the hump into China

Age: 30
Burial Information: Delhi War Cemetery India

5.B.15

Further Personal Information: P.O. Francis Michael Scandiffio is not an alumnus of SMC. However, the Editor felt it was the proper action to include him in this memorial, for like the Breen and Stephen families, the Scandiffio family also lost both sons. The Alumni Association Executive concurred. How could we not include Francis (Frank) in commemorating a young man, who like his brother Thomas, and so many others, gave us their lives in sacrifice so that our world might be a better place.

 

To anyone of you who might have read military history, his “Bio” appears brief – like their young lives. But it helps complete a picture of sacrifice by so many of our youth of the 1930s-40s. A sacrifice we hope to honour by this Commemoratory Memorial site – when you see them, remember them and keep their spirit living to those who follow.

Details have been verified from the following sources:
See Also: Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Canadian Virtual War Memorial