Flight Lieutenant John Joseph Marcus, R.C.A.F., of Montreal, was officially reported killed on active service on December 28, 1943. He was buried in Haycombe Cemetery in Bath, England. Flight Lieutenant Marcus served from 1930 to 1937 aboard the H.M.C.S. Saguenay and the H.M.C.S. Champlain with the Royal Canadian Navy and from 1937 to 1940 with the Canadian merchant marine before enlisting in the air force at Montreal in 1940. He graduated from Mountain View, Ontario, in December 1941 and was awarded the Silver Wing for heading his gunnery class. He went overseas the following month and was attached to the R.A.F. On October 1, 1942, he was promoted to flying officer.