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Looking for someone who was in the Royal Canadian Air Force 1942-1943
« on: Monday 16 October 17 21:02 BST (UK) »
I am looking to see if anyone knows of a man Named Jasper Harder who I was told served in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1942 to 1943.
Any and all Information will be very helpful. Thank you

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Re: Looking for someone who was in the Royal Canadian Air Force 1942-1943
« Reply #1 on: Monday 16 October 17 21:09 BST (UK) »
Welcome to RootsChat! :)

This looks like an obituary for him:
http://www.polkio.com/news/2002/may/21/obituaries/

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Re: Looking for someone who was in the Royal Canadian Air Force 1942-1943
« Reply #2 on: Monday 16 October 17 21:12 BST (UK) »
Welcome from me to

FIND A GRAVE

Jasper Harder

Burial Dallas Cemetery  Dallas Polk County Oregon.

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=55879543

wife - Catherine Harder 1924 - 1991

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=55879538

son - Ronald Gene Harder 1945 - 1945

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=55879527

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Re: Looking for someone who was in the Royal Canadian Air Force 1942-1943
« Reply #3 on: Monday 16 October 17 21:13 BST (UK) »
Yes I have that. I am trying to find a picture of him and maybe his children as I have recently found out that he is my Grandfather.

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Re: Looking for someone who was in the Royal Canadian Air Force 1942-1943
« Reply #4 on: Monday 16 October 17 21:18 BST (UK) »

Any and all Information will be very helpful. Thank you.


You didn't say you required a photograph - you asked for "any information" It is RootsChat policy that we cannot name living people on the site.  You have the names from the obituary so should be able to trace them using  https://www.whitepages.com/ and sites like those.

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Re: Looking for someone who was in the Royal Canadian Air Force 1942-1943
« Reply #5 on: Monday 16 October 17 21:22 BST (UK) »
Sandra
I am looking for all information. I know he died and I know he has children and I have there names.
A photograph would be wonderful and I am looking for information on his military service and anyone who may have known him so I can know the type of person he was.

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Re: Looking for someone who was in the Royal Canadian Air Force 1942-1943
« Reply #6 on: Monday 16 October 17 21:34 BST (UK) »
Sounds like this could be a delicate story and one that the relatives might find upsetting if they were not aware of the situation and picked it up on google.

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Re: Looking for someone who was in the Royal Canadian Air Force 1942-1943
« Reply #7 on: Monday 16 October 17 21:39 BST (UK) »
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Yes it can be a delicate situation for sure and I am not looking to cause any hurt. I am just wanting to know who my grandfather was and what he looked like. I truly believe that the family should know that there was another brother out there and then they could make the decision to embrace it or not.

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Re: Looking for someone who was in the Royal Canadian Air Force 1942-1943
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 17 October 17 18:25 BST (UK) »
The position regarding access to RCAF records is explained here:

http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/Pages/obtain-copies-military-service-files.aspx

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