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RE: Heninger brothers RCAF

RE: Heninger brothers RCAF
Author: Laurent Viton (Guest)
Time Stamp:
14:01:49 Saturday, December 2, 2006
Post:
Hello gentlemen ,

For my research in Normandy I would like to hear from relatives of both Ray and Harold Heninger.

They were flying with RAF 91 Squadron in 1943.

Harold Heninger found death after an engine failure near Dieppe on January 6, 1944.

I was also told they were from Portland , Oregon.

Could anyone help me tracing their relatives ?

Thank you.

Laurent.


RE: Heninger brothers RCAF
Author: floyd williston (Guest)
Time Stamp:
17:26:15 Saturday, December 2, 2006
Post:
Obviously you know that P/O Heninger was piloting Spitfire EN233 when he went missing. The book: They Shall Grow Not Old, states that he was from Portland, Oregon. It also states that he was never seen again after sending a message that he was bailing out. It also gives Jan. 7, 1944 as the date.

How and where was he found?

Was his brother in the same squadron? He appears to have survived since he isn't shown on the CWGC site.

This is from the Canadian Virtual War Memorial site: Note it states Jan.6, 1944.

In memory of Flying Officer %A0HAROLD FREDERICK%A0HENINGER (age 21) who died on January 6, 1944: Service Number: J/16209

Royal Canadian Air Force/Commemorated on Page 333 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Burial Information: Cemetery: GRANDCOURT WAR CEMETERYFrance Grave Reference: D, 7. Location: Grandcourt is a village 30 kilometres east of Dieppe

(Floyd)i


RE: Heninger brothers RCAF
Author: floyd williston (Guest)
Time Stamp:
17:42:04 Saturday, December 2, 2006
Post:
Go to:

http://collections.civilisations.ca/warclip/pages/warclip/ResultsList.php

type in Heninger.

Only one item comes up and it doesn't show confirming that Heninger is still missing and presumed dead. There was no previous listing published unless the name was spelled different.

(Floyd)



RE: Heninger brothers RCAF
Author: floyd williston (Guest)
Time Stamp:
17:46:48 Saturday, December 2, 2006
Post:
A few words got dropped from my second post.

The casualty list from December doesn't show next of kin but it does give Calgary as Heninger's home address.

(Floyd)


RE: Heninger brothers RCAF
Author: Ken MacLean (Guest)
Time Stamp:
02:14:08 Monday, February 13, 2006
Post:
Laurent,

The following from Rootsweb genealogy website:

Harold Frederick Heninger was born in Cardston, Alberta, 9 April 1921, died 6 Jan 1944.

He was the son of Ellis Abijah Heninger, born in Fremont County, Idaho in 1885 and died Calgary, Alberta in 1950.

The record (dated 2000) shows a living child of Ellis Abijah, no name provided for privacy reasons.

If you wish to contact me off board, I will provide you the email address of the person who created this family record. He may be willing to provide you contact info for living relatives of Harold Heninger.

kenobiATrogers.com (replace AT with the usual)



RE: Heninger brothers RCAF
Author: Henk Welting (Guest)
Time Stamp:
09:23:45 Monday, February 13, 2006
Post:
Typo in serial number? Heninger was on EN223. Sorry Floyd.

Regards,

Henk.


RE: Heninger brothers RCAF
Author: floyd williston (Guest)
Time Stamp:
16:07:59 Monday, February 13, 2006
Post:
Sorry for typo. Yes, EN223 is correct. (Floyd)


RE: Heninger brothers RCAF
Author: Laurent Viton (Guest)
Time Stamp:
16:50:09 Monday, February 13, 2006
Post:
Hello ,

Thank you Floyd , Henk and Ken.

Yes Harold Heninger was flying Spit XII EN223. His chute was caught in the plane's tail and he went to a certain death.

Laurent.


RE: Heninger brothers RCAF
Author: floyd williston (Guest)
Time Stamp:
00:20:27 Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Post:
You might be interested in this war memeorial site from Cardston, Alberta:

http://www.cdli.ca/monuments/ab/cardston.htm

(Floyd)