American pilots of No 71 'Eagle' Squadron rush to their Hawker Hurricanes at Kirton-in-Lindsey, 17 March 1941. L to R: 'Pete' Provenzano, 'Red' Tobin, Sam Mauriello and Bill Nichols (IWM) The following audio interviews/photos are copyright for listening/viewing purposes only.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Americans Join The RCAF - August 1940


From my files: (C/2646) Bernard Foster initially served as a staff pilot at No. 4 Bombing and Gunnery School, Fingal, Ontario. He later served with No. 166 Squadron before transferring to the USAAF in 1944. (C/2492) Flying Officer David Francis Langmack was killed in a flying accident in Lysander 417, near Suffield, Alberta,September 22, 1941. 'Whitey' Dahl received a commission (C/5568) upon completion of a refresher course at No. 1 SFTS Camp Borden and was posted to No. 8 SFTS Moncton, New Brunswick. (C/2703) Edward Albert Moore served as a staff pilot at No. 1 Bombing and Gunnery School, Jarvis, Ontario. Note: Sterling Carl Campbell was a Canadian who had been working in Hollywood at the time of the news reel.