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Albert Adolf Bushensky

In memory of:

Trooper Albert Adolf Bushensky

April 8, 1945

Military Service


Service Number:

A/86733

Age:

24

Force:

Army

Unit:

14th Canadian Hussars, R.C.A.C.

Division:

8th Reconnaissance Regt.

Additional Information


Born:

January 1, 1921

Commemorated on Page 500 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

II. H. 14.

Location:

Holten is a village 20 kilometres east of the town of Deventer, on the main A1 motorway from Amsterdam to Bremen in Germany. Following the A1 motorway, turn off at exit 26 and follow the N332 in the direction of Holten. Follow the N332 until reaching a signpost for Holterberg. Turn right onto the N344 in the direction of Holten, then at the T junction turn left towards Holten and follow this road to the roundabout. Take second exit then turn first right towards Holterberg. Follow this road uphill until you see a green Commission sign pointing to the right. Turn right down the track and follow to the end. Turn left and the cemetery lies along here on the left hand side.

Historical Information: The Netherlands fell to the Germans in May 1940 and was not re-entered by Allied forces until September 1944. The great majority of those buried in Holten Canadian War Cemetery died during the last stages of the war in Holland, during the advance of the Canadian 2nd Corps into northern Germany, and across the Ems in April and the first days of May 1945. After the end of hostilities the remains of over 1,300 Canadian soldiers were brought together into this cemetery.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Albert Bushensky
  • Wedding photo– Albert is seen posing with his sister, Lena on her wedding day.
  • Family Photo– Albert is seen here posing with his parents, Anton and Catherine Bushensky (Campbell).
  • Memorabilia– What Albert made during the war.  Metal from pilotless planes.  This was for his wife Gladys who he called 'sweetie'.
  • Memorabilia– Jewelery Albert made from metal off planes; he mailed to his wife.
  • Letter– One of the many letters Albert wrote to his wife Gladys.
  • Letters– One of the many letters Albert wrote to his wife Gladys.
  • Pamphlet– Mailings tossed out of planes.
  • Pamphlet– Mailings tossed out of planes, page 2
  • Pamphlet– Mailings tossed out of planes, page 2
  • Pamphlet– Mailings tossed out of planes, page 2.
  • Shaving kit– Albert's shaving kit he had during the war that we received after he was killed in the war.
  • Bibles– Albert's bibles he had during the war that we received after he was killed in the war.
  • Pillow Case
  • Pillow Case
  • Dutch Souvenirs– Dutch souvenirs that Albert mailed to his wife.  In 2005, Albert's son mailed these souvenirs to a woman in Holland that took pictures and brought flowers to Albert's grave where he's burried. We found her thru the internet. wow!
  • War Medals
  • War Medals
  • Parachute– Albert and the other's soldiers signed this part of a parachute.
  • Memorial Plaque– Memorial, Rodney Ontario
  • Press Clipping– From the Windsor Daily Star. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Press Clipping– From the Windsor Daily Star. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Memorial– Albert is burried in Holten Holland but his name is mentioned on his parents grave in Rodney, Ontario (small town near London)
  • Grave Marker

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