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Robert Wishart

In memory of:

Flight Sergeant Robert Wishart

July 22, 1942

Military Service


Service Number:

R/84099

Age:

21

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

408 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Son of George R. and Helen G. B. Wishart, of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 125 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

HARLINGEN GENERAL CEMETERY
Netherlands

Grave Reference:

Plot E. Row 3. Grave 6.

Location:

Harlingen, a town and port on the seaboard of the Waddenzee 38 kilometres west of Leeuwarden and 28 kilometres north-west of Sneek, is the port for the Frisian Islands of Vlieland and Terschelling. The HARLINGEN GENERAL CEMETERY is on the northern outskirts of the town, about 1 kilometre from the station. The British plot is to the left of the main path in the south-western part of the cemetery.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star September 1941. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star September 1941. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star August 1942. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star August 1942. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Grave Marker– Photo courtesy of Frans van Cappellen, The Netherlands
Hampden aircraft AT139 was airborne 2341 21Jul42 from Balderton. and crashed in the Waddenzee. Three bodies were recovered. 
F/S (AG) Pleasence, age 20, and F/S (P) Robt. Wishart, age 21, are buried in the Harlingen General Cemetery, Frisian Islands, Friesland, Holland.
P/O T. R. Ashton, RAF, is buried at Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery.
The body of F/Sgt (N) R. S. Doherty, age 21, was unrecovered and he is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial for those with no known grave.
  • Cemetery– Harlingen General Cemetery, Friesland, Holland
Photo courtesy of Frans van Cappellen, The Nethelands
  • Group Photo– From left to right:

Robert Wishart, Donald Cole Lindsey and John Beverley Pleasence
  • Grave marker
  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant Robert Wishart is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant Robert Wishart 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

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