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Paradie RCAF Archive: 45,000+ Entries

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Age 22
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2 ITS (RCAF)
14 EFTS (RCAF)
11 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
53 OTU (RAF)
417 Sqd (RCAF)
417 Sqd (RCAF)
417 Sqd (RCAF)
417 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
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Spitfire AR276
Spitfire ER345
18 Dec 1940 - Enlisted in the RCAF
17 March 1941
10 Apr 1941
9 June 1941
2 Oct 1941 - UK
28 Oct 1941
23 Dec 1941
3 June 1942 - Middle East
17 June 1942 - Crashed on take off - Slightly injured
19 Apr 1943 - Shot down by Bf-109s - Killed

(Photo: 417 Sqn. RCAF - While P/0 D. E. Bruce (left) of Penticton, B. C. mops his brow, P/0 J. M. Gibson of Windsor, Ont., appropriately croons "Sand in my Shoes" as they sit on a sand embankment and swelter under the burning Middle East sun - 11 September 1942 )
Commemorated Alamein Memorial, Column 271. Egypt.
Son of Douglas Hazard Bruce and Florence Helen Bruce (nee Waters) of Smithers B.C., brother of Vernon Randolph and Athlyn Eleonor Bruce.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)

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