The story behind the picture

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This is part of an article Dean Black wrote back in 2002 on Airforce Magazine.

If you read the caption on the left side the name of Pilot Officer Gordon Hoben is mentioned.

This is the pilot I want to pay homage to by using Dean’s article. 

He gave me the green light.

The story is most revealing as it shows how all the airmen who flew during WWII felt the fear but had the courage to press on even in the face of certain death.

Lest We Forget

In memory of
Pilot Officer
 GORDON FRANCIS JOSEPH  HOBEN 
who died on July 11, 1942 

Military Service:

Service Number: J/15077
Force: Air Force
Unit: Royal Canadian Air Force
Division: 403 Sqdn.

Additional Information:

Son of Elmo and Lucie Hoben, of Toronto, Ontario. Husband of Hilda Hoben, of Toronto