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Georges Heider

In memory of:

Sergeant Georges Heider

December 4, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

R/54915

Age:

26

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

431 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Born:

October 17, 1917
Montréal, Quebec

Commemorated on Page 169 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:

Plot 2. Row B. Coll. grave 8-12.

Location:

Bergen is on the coast 6 kilometres north-west of Alkmaar and 43 kilometres north-north-west of Amsterdam, lying 3 kilometres west of the main Alkmaar-Den Helder road. The BERGEN GENERAL CEMETERY is on the north-eastern outskirts of Bergen, in the road known as Kerkedijk. The British plots are in the south-eastern part of the cemetery.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial– Sergeant Georges Heider is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Sergeant Georges Heider is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of Georges Heider– 425 French Canadian Bomber Squadron - Uk 13 August 1942 - LAC Georges Heider honing his skills at horseshoes. (Photo RCAF)
  • Group Photo– 425 French Canadian Bomber Squadron - UK 13 August 1942 - LAC G. Heider (left), of Montreal, and LAC R. Doré (right), of Ste. Agathes des Monts P.Q carrying out maintenance of the engine of a squadron Halifax bomber. (Photo RCAF)
  • Group Photo– 23 November 1941 UK - 401 Canadian Fighter Squadron, After the battle they talk things over. Sgt. Pilot Don Morrison, of Toronto, still wears his "Mae West " as he discusses a brilliant Canadian fighter sweep with ground crew. In his first week with the squadron he downed one Hun, damaged another, and recorded a "probable". Left to right: alongside his Spitfire, are: LAC Georges Heider, Montreal; LAC E. Nowak, Windsor, Ont.; LAC L. Burrow, Toronto; Cpl. A.R. Bamford, Prince Hupert, B.C.; LAC J.A.P. Landry, Nash Creek, N.B.; LAC R.D. Greener, Montreal; Sgt. Pilot Don Morrison, Toronto; LAC R.J. O'Brien, Windsor, Ont.; LAC C.J Malone, Montreal; Sgt. R.G. Fair, Montreal; LAC Tom Brown, Amherst, N.S.; AC.1 S.R. Lambert, Montreal. (Photo RCAF)
  • Grave Marker– Photo used with permission of Frans van Cappellen, Putten, The Netherlands.
The crew of Halifax EB 137 was airborne 2339 3 Dec 43 from Tholthorpe on a night operation over Leipzig.  Cause of loss and crash-site not established.  431 Sqdn lost four of their aircraft on this operation.  The following crew are buried in Bergen General Cemetery:  F/S F.A.Long, age 20, RAF; Sgt G.Heider, age 23, RCAF; F/S R.R.Steven, age 22, RAF; Sgt G.F.Brown, RAF; Sgt W.C.Burley, RAF; P/O G.H.Armstrong, age 19, RCAF; Sgt J.G.L'Argent, age 29, RAF.
(from www.lostbombers.co.uk)

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