A few years ago, the remains of Harry's plane were found in a field north of Paris. They were taken in and restored by local residents, who used serial numbers to link plane and pilot via RCAF archives.
The town of Sacy-le-Grand, France, thereafter decided to name a street in Harry's honour. Mother's cousin Ian and his wife, Audrey, went with other members of the MacKenzie family to France for naming of MacKenzie Street.
After Remembrance Day this year, Ian forwarded me an e-mail he and Audrey received from one of the men who had found the airplane parts.
In France, they take World War II heroes very seriously, as we can see here: This year's e-mail included these colour photos of a Remembrance Day ceremony in Sacy-le-Grand, a place now very much a part of "our world" to the MacKenzie clan.
This photo (right) of Harry can be seen in the picture above, in the weather-protected display with his plane's engine and part of the propellor, cleaned, polished and painted by the people of a grateful nation.
Posted for Our World Tuesday