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Ernest Leslie Holden

In memory of:

Flight Lieutenant Ernest Leslie Holden

April 26, 1945

Military Service

Service Number:





Air Force


Royal Canadian Air Force


58 (R.A.F.) Sqdn.

Additional Information

Son of Clarence Ira and Florence Louise Holden, of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Husband of Margaret Estelle Holden, of Moose Jaw.

Commemorated on Page 525 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information



Grave Reference:

B. 1. 2.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of ERNEST LESLIE HOLDEN– Submitted for the project, Operation  Picture Me
  • Grave marker– Submitted for the project, Operation  Picture Me
  • Group Photo– caption on back of photo: back row from left - Bagnell, Henderson, Jim Larkin, Stubbs; front row from left - John Liddell, Les Holden, Jack Burkitt, Tom Robson
  • Grave Marker– With permission from Aircraft Crash Research in Southern Norway, by Thomas Sordalen

Halifax JP330 #58 Sqdn was on an anti-shipping, anti-submarine mission out of Stornoway on April 25, 1945. The bomber is believed to have been attacked by german fighters in the Skagerrak, and lost without a trace.
Details received from F/Lt. Holden's son, Paul Holden.
RCAF Crew were:
Bur. Churchyard at Mandal, Norway
F/L (P)  Ernest Leslie Holden age 22	
F/L (2ndP) John Alan Burkitt age 26
Commemorasted n Runnymede Memorial to the Missing:
F/L (N) Thomas Claude Robson age 26 
F/O (AG) James Meyrick Larkin age 30
F/O (AG) ohn Raymond Liddell	 age 20  
F/Sgt. (AG) Alan Francis Juby	 age 19  
F/Sgt. (BA) Kenneth George William Henderson age 19
  • Chuchyard Mandal Church, Norway.
  • Family Photo– Ernest, Margaret, Robert and Paul
  • Family Photo– Sons Paul and Grant holding photo of dad Ernest, day they foud out he passed away.
  • Wedding Photo– Wedding Photo Maragret and Ernest
  • Family Photo– Saying goodbye before leaving for war.
  • Photo of Ernest Leslie Holden– My father - 1942

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