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John Frederic (Fred) Cederberg - Section 6

This section contains three WW2 era photos pertaining to Fred Cederberg and the Cape Breton Highlanders in Holland, circa 1945.

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Three Cape Breton Highlanders

Holland

Circa Spring, 1945

Fred Cederberg, a sergeant in this photo, holds a Maple Leaf newspaper with the headline “Germans Surrender in Northwest Europe”. The photo was probably taken in Holland in early May, 1945. It may have been taken in the port town of Delfzijl. The Cape Breton Highlanders had just liberated the town and stayed there for a couple of weeks after the war ended. The other two men in the photo, both Cape Breton Highlanders, are unidentified. The man on the right appears to be an officer.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  15-8 (22.1)
Image Information:  Received as electronic file
Source:  Mike Cederberg, Mississauga, ON, 2015
 


Fred Cederberg and David Bellefontaine

Cape Breton Highlanders

Holland

Circa 1945

Sitting on a stone wall near the coast are Sgt. Fred Cederberg (right) and Company Sergeant Major David Bellefontaine (left). David Bellefontaine was from Sydney, NS. 

David Bellefontaine was awarded a Military Medal for his leadership and courage under fire when the Cape Breton Highlanders were ordered to take an objective on the Coriano feature in Italy, on the night of September 12/13, 1944. It was through his efforts that his company, and ultimately the battalion, were successful in their attack.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  15-8 (23.1)
Image Information:  Received as electronic file
Source:  Mike Cederberg, Mississauga, ON, 2015
 


Fred Cederberg on a Motorcycle with Dutch Friend

Cape Breton Highlanders

Holland

Circa 1945

Sgt. Fred Cederberg and an unidentified Dutch girl on a military issue motorcycle. 

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  15-8 (25.1)
Image Information:  Received as electronic file
Source:  Mike Cederberg, Mississauga, ON, 2015
 

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