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Clyde Roderick Harnish
Clyde Roderick Harnish Pilot Officer J/87477 101 RAF Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force August 25, 1918 Hubbards, Halifax Co., NS November 5, 1941 Halifax, NS Hubbards, NS Farmer Single Presbyterian Ruth Harnish (Mother) March 31, 1944 26 Runnymede Memorial Panel 250 Commemorated on page 328 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on July 16 Pilot Officer Harnish was the son of Guy P. and Ruth G. Harnish, and brother of Roy Harnish, of Hubbards, NS. Between March 20, 1941 and November 4, 1941 Clyde Harnish completed basic military training at Yarmouth NS, and advanced training at Aldershot, NS. On joining the RCAF he trained in Canada going overseas in 1943. Lancaster M.E. 618 of RAF 101 Squadron and its crew of eight were detailed for an attack on Nurenburg and took off at 22:55 on March 30, 1944 and failed to return to base. In 1944 the RAF learned that five members of the crew were prisoners of war and that two other members of the crew, unidentified, were recovered from the wreckage of the plane and buried at Simmershausen. Pilot Officer Harnish remained unaccounted for; however, it was confirmed that he was still in the aircraft when it crashed and burned. He has no known grave and his name is listed on the Runnymede Memorial.