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    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.

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    Kenny Horne
    Edmonton, Canada

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    Hello,

    9-12-1941
    No.25 Sqn, Wittering
    Beaufighter IF X7580

    Stalled and crashed on take-off at Wittering.

    J/5496 P/O (Pilot) Ralph Ellard HOLDER RCAF +
    85712 F/O (W.Op./Air Gnr.) George Guy WADDINGTON RAFVR +

    Col.

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    Thanks so much Col.

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