It is with fond memories and regrets we share of the passing of Barry R. Bittle, March 5th, 2020, age 79.

Barry reached us through the website for the 12th Field Documentary project and was an important inspiration to our story and research for this project.
He shares, during our interview, the tragic story of his father who served with the 12th Field Regiment; Barry’s emotional connection to Walter Culhane Bittle, a soldier-father whom he never met. Gnr W. C. Bittle was killed in action on August 14, 1944.

From an intimate family obituary:



Canada’s Phantom Regiment – CHAPTER Five: Quarry Bombing and The Liberation of France (17 min)