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Charles Weatherby

 

Date and Place of Birth: circa 1920 St Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada
Date and Place of Death:    April 11, 1944 Pierrecourt, France
Baseball Experience: Amateur
Position: First Base
Rank: Warrant Officer
Military Unit: 78 (RAF) Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force
Area Served: European Theater of Operations

Charles L. Weatherby was born in St Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada in 1920. Weatherby played first base and right field with the local St Croixs team from 1937 to 1939. St Croixs won nine consecutive New Brunswick titles from 1931 to 1939, they also won seven Maritime championships and the team was inducted into the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame in 1971.

Weatherby joined the Royal Canadian Air Force at the outbreak of the war and served as a Warrant Officer with 78 Squadron (RAF) at RAF Breighton in Yorkshire, England.

On April 11, 1944, Charles Weatherby was killed when his Handley Page Halifax III was shot down over Pierrecourt, France.

Charles Weatherby is buried at Poix-de-Picardie Cemetery at Somme, France.

1939 St. Croix baseball team

1939 St. Croix baseball team

Thanks to Kelly Ross, Curator/Exhibits Director of the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame and author/creator of the virtual exhibition, Hometown Sports Heroes of St Stephen, New Brunswick for help with this biography and photos.

Date Added February 8, 2013

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