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Benedict Joseph Hardesty

In memory of:

Flight Sergeant Benedict Joseph Hardesty

October 6, 1942

Military Service


Service Number:

R/71321

Age:

20

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

103 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Son of John Barron Hardesty and Theresa Hardesty, of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Commemorated on Page 79 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:

Grave 75.

Location:

Terschelling, an island at the entrance to the Ijsselmeer (Zuyder Zee), belongs to the Frisian group which lies off the north coast of Holland. Westerschelling is the main village and port on the island, and is reached by ferry boat from Harlingen on the mainland. The TERSCHELLING (WESTERSCHELLING) GENERAL CEMETERY is 2 kilometres north-west of the village in the sand dunes. The British, Commonwealth and Allied graves occupy a full length row on the left of the main path as you enter, and a short row on the right of this path at the far end of the cemetery.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant Benedict Joseph Hardesty is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant Benedict Joseph Hardesty 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 BENEDICT JOSEPH HARDESTY– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter of recommendation– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter of recommendation– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Newspaper clipping– In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Cemetery– Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Grave marker– Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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