This Page will honor the memory of members of the Doak Clan that served in the service of their country and gave their lives in so doing.
James Basil Doak - Son of James Henry and Grace Beatrice Doak. With the outbreak of WW 2, Basil joined the RCAF in 1940 and served in Canada and the Aleutian campaign before going overseas in 1943. He was born in 1913 so he would have been about 26 at the time. He was a fighter pilot and flew the Spitfire fighter aircraft. He was known as "Joe" Doak by his comrades and was a Flight Lieutenant in the 412 Squadron, 126th Wing of the 2nd Tactical Air Force.
Basil was killed on January 1, 1945 in air action over Northern Germany. Grant Doak has actually spoken with and met with the German Luftwaffe pilot that shot down Basil Doak's plane and perhaps some day we can relate the facts about that story on these pages.
Shown below is a Zerox copy of a photograph of Basil, with his Squadron, posing on a Spitfire Mark IX Fighter. Basil is 5th from the left, sitting on the wing. I am hopeful that in the future we will be able to get a computer scan of the actual photograph to give us better quality.
Gordon Wallace Doak - Son of George Lewis and Beatrice Doak. Gordon was married to Margaret MacRae just prior to his death in 1944. We don't have his birth date. He was killed in action in Italy in the Po River Valley on May 23rd of 1944. He had no children.
A copy of a Memorial Certificate is shown below.