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Thomas Norman Kolesar

In memory of:

Leading Aircraftman Thomas Norman Kolesar

November 16, 1942


Ontario

Military Service


Service Number:

R/148593

Age:

21

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Additional Information


Son of Steve and Elsie Kolesar, of Neepawa, Manitoba.

Commemorated on Page 87 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

NEEPAWA (RIVERSIDE) CEMETERY
Manitoba, Canada

Grave Reference:

Lot 8. Block 6. Range 5.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Temporary grave marker– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Temporary grave marker– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Birth Certificate– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Thomas Kolesar– Cecil Pittman travelled with the Royal Winnipeg Riffles Association
when they participated in the 40th Anniversary of the D day
tour to the Normandy beaches (Juno Beach) in 1984, the Royal
Winnipeg Riffles "pilgrimage" tour in 1989, the year the memorial
was unveiled in the little village of Audrieu and the Royal Winnipeg
Riffles 50th Anniversary tour in 1994. He also attended the unveiling
ceremonies of the Juno Beach Memorial located in Normandy,
France in June of 2003.

Mr. Pittman has researched information through the National
Archives, military histories, former veterans and from any other
materials he can locate. In 2002, he completed 104 stories for the
Manitoba Geographical Names Program (Lakes, Rivers, Islands,
etc are named after Manitoba's world War II and the Korean
Conflict casualties) Several soldier's photo from his collection
were included with these stories in the Map Branch's publication
"A Place of Honour".

(Notes taken from the Cecil Pittman's photo collection)
  • Biography
  • Photo of Thomas Kolesar– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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