Sidney Alexander Farquharson McHardy 05 MAY 2021
Airman: a107027.htm Surname: McHardy Init: SAF Rank: P/O Service: RCAF Sqdn: 10
P_link: p383.htm Plane: HALMZ826 Operation: Minelaying Crash_site: Nørre Halne
Crash_d: d151044 Buried_d: b030645 C_link: c107.htm At_Next: Vadum
”Under en mineudlægningsoperation den 15. oktober 1944 nedstyrtede et
Halifax fly i nærheden af Nørre Halne. 6 af de
Den lokale befolkning var godt klar over nedgravningen og dens placering,
inden krigen sluttede, hvorfor Vadum sogneråd straks efter den 5. maj 1945 kunne
træffe beslutning om at overføre ligene af de dræbte flyvere til indviet jord.
Pilot Officer (Air Bomber) Sidney Alexander Farquharson McHardy var fra Canada. (Kilde: CWGC) 7 flyvere.
During a mine laying operation on 15 October, 1944 a Halifax crashed near Nørre Halne. 6 of the 7 members of the crew perished. The deceased were dug down by the Germans in an area with a strong military presence. The local citizens knew about the burial and where it was, before the war ended. This enabled the parish council of Vadum to decide just after 5 May, 1945, when Denmark was liberated, to transfer the bodies of the deceased airmen to consecrated soil. This happened on 2 June, when a funeral procession headed for Vadum Church, where the funeral was next day, Sunday 3 June.
Among the mourners of about 3000 people were prefect J.A. Berner, police commissioner C.L. Bach, British officers and Danish members of the resistance. Many flags and numerous flowers were seen in the churchyard, when vicar N. Møller officiated at the graveside. (Source: FAF)
Pilot Officer (Air Bomber) Sidney Alexander
Farquharson McHardy was from Canada. (Source: