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Pilot Officer Sylvester Danahy, DFC was a Canadian airman of the Royal Canadian Air Force who died during the Second World War.

He was born on 10 January 1922, in Riverside, Albert County, New Brunswick, the son of Mrs T. Danahy.[1]

Danahy enlisted in the RCAF in 1940 and became attached to 53 Squadron of the Royal Air Force. He later transferred to 83 Squadron and died on 28 February 1943, when Avro Lancaster R5913 crashed while engaged on a Pathfinder operation against Saint-Nazaire, western France.[2]

The seven crew are buried at Escoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery.

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  1. DANAHY, SYLVESTER, collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 4 October 2012.
  2. Air Force Association of Canada, airforce.ca. Retrieved 22 August 2013.

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