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Paradie RCAF Archive: 45,000+ Entries

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20 July 1942 - Enlisted in the RCAF
21 Feb 1943
15 June 1943 - UK
14 Nov 1943
21 Apr 1944 - Damaged by nightfighter, crash landed in UK
25 Nov 1944 - Repatriated to Canada
21 Dec 1944
16 Feb 1945
4 Apr 1945
1 July 1945
25 Aug 1945
3 Oct 1945 - Released from the RCAF

(Photo: 428 "Ghost" Squadron 17 June 1944. is F/O B.D. "Joe" Ardis of Friendship, New York, USA, recently decorated for gallantry in execution of his flying operations. A veteran of 26 bombing sorties at the time the award was made, Ardis is a mid-upper gunner in a Halifax four engine heavy bomber. He is pictured beside the tail turret of the aircraft in which he flies. )
Distinguished Flying Cross - No.428 Squadron - Award effective 13 June 1944 as per London Gazette of that date and AFRO 1660/44 dated 4 August 1944.
Died in Richardson, Dallas County, Texas, 6 May 1997
(Information courtesy of Francois Dutil)

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