CBC Radio Interview With Pieter Valkenburg & Elmer MacDonald

September 20, 2019. Regular readers of this blog are aware of the project to put up a memorial panel in Wons, The Netherlands, to honour WW2 pilot from Cape Traverse, Elmer Bagnall MUTTART, and the crew of Halifax L9561.  (See The Elmer Bagnall Muttart Story and On the War Memorial Trail ….. At Harlingen General Cemetery and On the War Memorial Trail ….. At The Politiek Farm In Wons)

This special commemoration event will occur on October 12 of this year. A radio interview with Pieter and Elmer MacDonald, one of the Islanders who will be travelling to The Netherlands and whose parents were close friends of Elmer Muttart, recently ran on CBC Radio’s Mainstreet PEI with interviewer Matt Rainnie.

CIMG3145 Sep 12 2019 Matt Elmer Pieter

At the CBC PEI studio in Charlottetown. Left to right: Interviewer Matt Rainnie, Elmer MacDonald, Pieter Valkenburg. Pieter is holding the invitation issued by the Stichting Missing Airmen Memorial Foundation. (Photo credit: Daria Valkenburg)

From the CBC Mainstreet PEI website:

Two Islanders are travelling to the Netherlands next month for the unveiling of a memorial panel in honour of World War 2 Flight Sergeant Elmer Muttart of Cape Traverse. The memorial came about because of Pieter Valkenburg’s extensive research and Elmer MacDonald i Muttart’s namesake.

https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-130-mainstreet-pei/clip/15737113-war-memorial

Thank you to CBC PEI for forwarding the link to this broadcast so that it can be shared.  If you have a story to share about a WW2 soldier buried in The Netherlands, please contact Pieter at dariadv@yahoo.ca or comment on the blog.

 © Daria Valkenburg

One thought on “CBC Radio Interview With Pieter Valkenburg & Elmer MacDonald

  1. Hi Pieter and Daria,
    Many thanks for this. I wonder whether you would like me to write about after he was taken in by the lawyer and my father’s visit etc? I would hate the history to be told at the commemoration without his part in it and his visit to the grave.
    My sister and I are looking forward to October 12th very much indeed.
    Kind regards
    Pam

    From: Borden-Carleton Cenotaph Research Project Reply-To: Borden-Carleton Cenotaph Research Project Date: Friday, 20 September 2019 at 16:48 To: Pam Alexander Subject: [New post] CBC Radio Interview With Pieter Valkenburg & Elmer MacDonald

    bordencarletonresearchproject posted: “September 20, 2019. Regular readers of this blog are aware of the project to put up a memorial panel in Wons, The Netherlands, to honour WW2 pilot from Cape Traverse, Elmer Bagnall MUTTART, and the crew of Halifax L9561. (See The Elmer Bagnall Muttart St”

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