Hello everyone,

I am looking for information re: the loss of PO Ralph Holder (J/5496 RCAF), a pilot with the RCAF. I do know that he was a training pilot with 3SFTS Calgary March-May 1941, and that he died 9 December 1941 while posted to RAF 25 Sqn. He is buried at Wittering (All Saints) churchyard, Northamptonshire. I am interested in brief details regarding his death.

My interest lies in that as a trainee LAC Holder became lost over the big Alberta prairie and landed on my father's farm outside of Rocky Mountain House. I have a nice set of photos of that afternoon showing my father with the Anson though sadly none of LAC Holder.


Kenny Horne
Edmonton, Canada