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Edward Pattern Harling

In memory of:

Flight Lieutenant Edward Pattern Harling

November 4, 1945

Germany

Military Service


Service Number:

J/4331

Age:

28

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

168 (Heavy Transport) Sqdn.

Additional Information


Born:

April 26, 1917
Calgary, Alberta

Enlistment:

June 28, 1940
Calgary, Alberta

Son of Thomas William and Elsie Kate Pattern Harling, of Calgary, Alberta. Husband of Joyce Elinor Stewart Harling, of Calgary, Alberta.

Commemorated on Canada's Air Force Poland Humanitarian Plaque.

Commemorated on Page 522 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

4. F. 20.

Location:

Munster is 57 kilometres south west of Osnabruck, and 62 kilometres north west of Dortmund. The MUNSTER HEATH WAR CEMETERY is 11 kilometres north east of the town of Munster, 3 kilometres north of the main road to Telgte and Osnabruck. Munster can be approached from the A43 or A1. Both motorways take you to the junction 'Kreuz Munster Sud'. From this junction follow the 51A road which becomes the 51 road to Telgte. When passing the railway station 'Haudorf' take the first road left which leads to the civil cemetery 'Waldfriedhof Lauheide'. MUNSTER HEATH WAR CEMETERY is signposted within the civil cemetery (with CWGC signs).

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Id Card– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Funeral– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Funeral– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Funeral– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Funeral– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Funeral– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Funeral– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Funeral– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial Plaque– Memorial plaque crew lost fall 1945 mercy flight to Poland
  • Group Photo– Left to right: Flight Lieutenant Norbert Roche, Squadron Leader Alfred Webster, Flight Lieutenant Donald Forest Caldwell, Flight Lieutenant Edward Harling and Sergeant Edwin Erwin Phillips. Source: Department of National Defence.

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