Mount Quanstrom

Feature Type:Mount - Variation of Mountain: Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks. ["Mount" preceding the name usually indicates that the feature is named after a person.]
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: SE side of Cariboo Mountains Provincial Park, S of McBride, Cariboo Land District
Tags: World War II
Latitude-Longitude: 52°56'05''N, 120°10'06''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93A/16

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 1 June 1966 on 93A.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Named to remember RCAF Flying Officer William Quanstrom, J26350, from Quesnel. Serving with 12 (RAF) Sqn when his plane was shot down during air operations over Europe 10 April 1944, age 27. With no known grave, his name is inscribed on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, UK, panel 248. Survived by parents Julius and Emma Elizabeth Quanstrom, Quesnel.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office