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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar 


Anthony Dominic Bianco


Able Seaman, V34263, RCNVR


Born:  02 Oct 1924, Peterboro, Ontario          Died: 29 Apr 1944 at sea


BIANCO, Anthony Dominic, AB, V34263, RCNVR MPK - 29 Apr 1944, HMCS ATHABASKAN - son of Nicola and Olimpia Bianco, of Peterboro, Ontario. His brother Nicola Vincezzo Bianco served as John Vincent White and he was killed in action on September 12, 1944 while serving with the Royal Canadian Artillery. The province of Ontario honoured Able Seaman Bianco by naming Bianco Lake in his honour.


Book of Remembrance entry


Ships served in:


HMCS KAMLOOPS - Served in Kamloops 18-24 Oct 1942 while in training at HMCS Cornwallis

HMCS RESTIGOUCHE - Served in Restigouche 27 Oct 1942 - 07 Oct 1943 as an OS / AB, RCNVR

HMCS ATHABASKAN - Drafted to Athabaskan 05 Jan 1944 as an AB, RCNVR


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(1) Certificate of Service  (2) Training and Active Service  (3-4) Service Summary  (5) Letter to AB Bianco's father advising him that he is missing following the sinking of HMCS Athabaskan  (6) Report of Death



AB Bianco as Captain for the Day, Christmas 1943 - HMCS ATHABASKAN G07


Webmaster's note:  AB Bianco, according to his service records, did not join ATHABASKAN until 05 Jan 1944 - well after Christmas. However, he was drafted to HMCS Niobe prior to and may have been assigned by Niobe to ATHABASKAN prior to his actual draft - which may not be reflected in his service records.


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