So close to peace: The untimely deaths of Second Lieutenant MacHardy and Lieutenant Rodger
Second Lieutenant MacHardy was born on June 3, 1894, and worked as a teacher before joining the Royal Flying Corps (which became the Royal Air Force (RAF) on April 1, 1918) on November 10, 1917. He went through ground school in Borden, Ontario, and completed flight training on the Curtiss JN-4 Canuck in Fort Worth, Texas’ Camp Taliaferro. He received his wings and was promoted to second lieutenant on April 8, 1918, before going overseas to fight. By November 1918, he was with No. 20 Fighter Squadron, RAF, stationed at Iris Farm near Clary, France.
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