Advertisement

Sergeant Frank Norman Harder

Advertisement

Sergeant Frank Norman Harder

Birth
Death
7 Jun 1944
Bottesford, Melton Borough, Leicestershire, England
Burial
Swaythling, Southampton Unitary Authority, Hampshire, England Add to Map
Plot
Section M-4, Grave 157
Memorial ID
View Source
9 RAF Squadron's Avro Lancaster ME579 with six aircrew on board, returning from operations over Target-Argentan, Orne, France, was descending through heavy cloud when it crashed, hitting high ground at Belvoir Castle near Bottlesford in Leicestershire.
The six airmen who perished in this accident were-
RAFVR Sergeant Norman Marshall HANNAH,
RAFVR Sergeant Frank Norman HARDER,
RCAF Sergeant William Frederick SMITH,
RCAF Pilot Officer James Morton STEVENSON,
RAFVR Sergeant Rubin Iain HOOD, and
RAFVR Pilot Officer Clifford Roy KING.

Military Service-
Rank: Sergeant
Service Number: 1324291
Age: 23
Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Division: 9 RAF Squadron (RAF Bardney, Lincolnshire); Squadron Motto [Per Noctem Volamus ('We Fly Through the Night')]

Son of Frank Herbert H. (d. 1969) and Beatrice Annie (née Goater) Harder (d. June 21, 1967), of Southampton.
9 RAF Squadron's Avro Lancaster ME579 with six aircrew on board, returning from operations over Target-Argentan, Orne, France, was descending through heavy cloud when it crashed, hitting high ground at Belvoir Castle near Bottlesford in Leicestershire.
The six airmen who perished in this accident were-
RAFVR Sergeant Norman Marshall HANNAH,
RAFVR Sergeant Frank Norman HARDER,
RCAF Sergeant William Frederick SMITH,
RCAF Pilot Officer James Morton STEVENSON,
RAFVR Sergeant Rubin Iain HOOD, and
RAFVR Pilot Officer Clifford Roy KING.

Military Service-
Rank: Sergeant
Service Number: 1324291
Age: 23
Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Division: 9 RAF Squadron (RAF Bardney, Lincolnshire); Squadron Motto [Per Noctem Volamus ('We Fly Through the Night')]

Son of Frank Herbert H. (d. 1969) and Beatrice Annie (née Goater) Harder (d. June 21, 1967), of Southampton.

Inscription

Epitaph...
THE BELOVED SON
OF FRANK AND BEATRICE HARDER



Sponsored by Ancestry

Advertisement

  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Cindy Massi
  • Added: Mar 12, 2016
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID:
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/159344840/frank_norman-harder: accessed ), memorial page for Sergeant Frank Norman Harder (unknown–7 Jun 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 159344840, citing South Stoneham Cemetery, Swaythling, Southampton Unitary Authority, Hampshire, England; Maintained by Find a Grave (contributor 8).