Gil Gillis’ logbook is no where to be found, but we can still find information about his career with the RAF first and then the RCAF.
His daughter Cathy is a great help.
She sent me this e-mail last week…
I found a certificate listing awards and commendations. Pilot Flying Badge, C.V.S.M. and M.L., RCAF Operational Wing, Africa Star and Clasp. Inside his address book there are some squadron #’s. It says for RCAF 61 OTU, 122 Squadron, 145 Squadron, A.D.U. M.E. Cairo, 22 P.T.C., 244 Wing, 243 Wing, 238 Squadron…
I could not wait before going on a search for her father’s whereabouts in WWII with that information.
22 P.T.C., (No. 22 PTC, RAF Almaza, Egypt) Personnel Transit Centre
Next time more pictures from Cathy Swanson’s collection.