Acknowledgements, Thanks & Sources


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This is not really a museum ... its a web site.

There are people on this site who flew with the RCAF that are not Canadian. Most of them are Americans or Brits but you will find others. You will also find Canadians who flew with Air Forces other than the RCAF, and some men who immigrated to Canada after their service in WW2.



I'd like to thank all the people who have sent me photos & infos of themselves, family members and friends. This site may never be done but we're off to a pretty good start!

Throughout this site, I make good use (copy/paste) of Hugh Halliday’s extensive collection of information regarding honors awarded to Canadians (Thanks Hugh, this site is as much yours as it is mine). This info can be found at the Air Force Association of Canada's web site in the aptly named Honours & Awards section. Some of the info has been updated - by Hugh (he never stops) &/or me - so that may be reflected here.

F.H. Hitchins has compiled cards with info on countless Canadian Airmen and they reside at the Directorate of History & Heritage in Ottawa. Mr Halliday mentions them often in his research so they warrant mentioning here. Not to mention the Directorate itself. Lots of records there.

Library & Archives Canada, formerly the National Archives (Ottawa). All kinds of good stuff there including service records.

The National War Museum in Ottawa has a research center loaded with information. The museum's not bad either.

The Gazette Gateway is also very handy for looking up awards and info of that nature.

We also have newspaper articles via the Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation (CMCC) & the Google News Archives.

A special thanks to the good folks over at the Canadian Forces Joint Imagery Center in Ottawa for all the great pictures they've provided me with over the years. Without them, this site would be pretty boring since almost all of the photos on this site that were not sent to me by the featured or their families, are DND photos courtesy of them.
Also, Francois "Frank" Dutil has provided me with lots of great pix and info, Collette, Bill ... I'm going to have to get back to this because there are quite a few folks i would like to add here ...

THANKS to everyone who sends me stuff in the future!
And, if you're thinking about emailing, don't be shy.


Comments, Corrections, Contributions, Suggestions ?



To all the "contacts" at various Canadian Legions I've attempted to reach over the years - and never received even one reply - not one - what's up with that?


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2nd Tactical Air Force Christopher Shores
12 Days in May Brian Cull
126 Wing Donald Nijboer
126 Wing - Invasions Without Tears Monty Berger & Brian Street
242 Squadron - The Canadian Years Hugh Halliday
400 Series Squadrons Credits for the Destruction of Enemy ... Frank J. Olynyk
401 - High Blue Battle Dave McIntosh
403 Wolf Squadron Fletcher Wade et al
404 Squadron History Capt. Mike Sniderhan
410 Squadron A History uncredited
411 City of North York Squadron History John McClenaghan & Derek Blatchford
416 Squadron History uncredited
417 Squadron History Keith Robbins (edited)
418 Squadron History Arnold P. Vaughan
421 Squadron History 421 Squadron et. al.
426 Squadron History uncredited
440 Squadron History Terry Strocel & Carl Vincent (edited)
441 Fighter Squadron Larry Milberry
442 Squadron History Capts. Grant MacDonald & Terry Strocel
Above and Beyond Spencer Dunmore
Aces High 2nd Edition Christopher Shores & Clive Williams
Aces High Volume 2 Christopher Shores
Aces, Warriors & Wingmen Wayne Ralph
Air Aces Christopher Shores
All The Fine Young Eagles David L. Bashow
American Spitfire Aces of World War 2 Andrew Thomas
Beaufighter Aces of World War 2 Andrew Thomas
Black Crosses off My Wingtip I. F. "Hap" Kennedy
Blue Skies Bill Olmsted
Buck McNair Norman Franks
Canada's Air Force at War & Peace 1 Larry Milberry
Canada's Air Force at War & Peace 2 Larry Milberry
Canada's Air Force at War & Peace 3 Larry Milberry
Canada's Air Forces 1914 - 1999 Brereton Greenhous & Hugh Halliday
Canadian Wing Commanders George Brown & Michel Lavigne
Canadians In The Royal Air Force Les Allison
CFPA 1 - We Few  Allan Simpson et al
CFPA 2 - We Happy Few Lloyd Hunt et al
CFPA 3 - We Band of Brothers Lloyd Hunt et al
CFPA 4 - Our Lasting Bond Arthur Bishop et al
Cross-Border Warriors Fred Gaffen
Defiant, Blenheim and Havoc Aces Andrew Thomas
Duel For The Sky Christopher Shores
Fighter Aces of the RAF E. C. R. Baker
Fighter Command 1939-45 Ian Carter
Fighter Pilot William Dunn
Flying Under Fire William Wheeler
For Your Tomorrow Robert Farquharson
Griffon Spitfire Aces Andrew Thomas
Hell Island Dan McCaffery
HERO - the Buzz Beurling Story Brian Nolan
History of the Royal Canadian Air Force Christopher Shores
Hurricane Aces 1939-40 Tony Holmes
Hurricane Aces 1941-45 Andrew Thomas
Hurricane and Spitfire Pilots at War Terrence Kelly
Hurricane Over the Jungle - 120 Days Fighting the Japanese ... Terrence Kelly
Kittyhawk Pilot Michel Lavigne & J F Edwards
Late Marque Spitfire Aces 1942-1945 Dr. Alfred Price
Line Shoot Art Sager
Lucky 13 Hugh Godefroy
Malta Spitfire George Beurling & Leslie Roberts
Malta Spitfire Aces Steve Nichols
Mosquito Aces of World War 2 Andrew Thomas
Mosquito Bomber & Fighter-Bomber Units 1942-1945 Martin Bowman
Mosquito Fighter-Fighter Bomber Units of World War 2 Martin Bowman
None But The Brave David L. Bashow
RAF Mustang and Thunderbolt Aces Andrew Thomas
Sixty Years: the RCAF and CF 1924-1984 Larry Milberry
SPITFIRE - The Canadians Robert Bracken
Spitfire Aces of Burma and the Pacific Andrew Thomas
Spitfire Aces of North Africa and Italy Andrew Thomas
SPITFIRE II - The Canadians Robert Bracken
Spitfire Into Battle Duncan Smith
Spitfire Mark I-II Aces 1939-41 Dr. Alfred Price
Spitfire Mark V Aces 1941-45 Dr. Alfred Price
Terror in the Starboard Seat Dave McIntosh
The Air Battle For Malta James Douglas-Hamilton
The Canadians at War 1939/45 Reader's Digest Books
The Mammoth Book of Fighter Pilots Jon E. Lewis (edited)
The RCAF Overseas - Volume 1 RCAF Historians et al
The RCAF Overseas - Volume 2 RCAF Historians et al
The RCAF Overseas - Volume 3 RCAF Historians et al
The Right of the Line John Terraine
The Royal Air Force of World War Two In Colour Roger A. Freeman
The Royal Air Force 1939 - 1945 Chaz Bowyer
The Royal Canadian Air Force at War 1939-1945  Larry Milberry & Hugh Halliday
The Splendid Hundred Arthur Bishop
The Tumbling Sky Hugh Halliday
The War In The Air Gene Gurney
They Flew Hurricanes Adrian Stewart
They Shall Not Grow Old Les Allison & Harry Hayward
Those Other Eagles Christopher Shores
Tomahawk & Kittyhawk Aces of the RAF & Commonwealth Andrew Thomas
True Canadian HEROES IN THE AIR Arthur Bishop
Typhoon & Tempest - The Canadian Story Hugh Halliday
Typhoon & Tempest Aces of World War 2 Chris Thomas
Typhoon Wings of 2nd TAF 1943–45 Chris Thomas
V1 Flying Bomb Aces Andrew Thomas
We Were There - The RCAF and Others Jean E. Portugal
Winged Combat Arthur Bishop
Winged Victory Johnnie Johnson & 'Laddie' Lucas
Wings of War Laddie Lucas
Woody - A Fighter Pilot's Album Hugh Halliday




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