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Paradie RCAF Archive: 45,000+ Entries

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10 May 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
9 June 1940
14 March 1942
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4 Apr 1943 - Flak & fighter damage, ditched in North Sea
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27 April 1944 - Night fighter of 1,/NJG1 - Captured
Prisoner of war
8 July 1945 - Repatriated to Canada
21 Sep 1945 - Retired from the RCAF
Distinguished Flying Medal - No.426 Squadron - Award effective 25 April 1943 as per London Gazette dated 7 May 1943 and AFRO 1035/43 dated 4 June 1943.
(Information courtesy of Francois Dutil)

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