Captains of the Clouds

Last post for today…

Lest We Forget

Eugene Gagnon was one of them…

Back in 1941.

Captains of the Clouds was a movie made in 1941.

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In this photograph, Eugene stands besides a Harvard.

Look at the first numbers… 25.

Now look at this movie still taken from the movie.

 Eugene went to No. 6 SFTS Dunnville after where he got his wings as you can see on his service record.

So this photograph has to have been taken at Uplands.

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Stocky Edwards – Redux

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Can  you  spot  Stocky  Edwards?

I could not in 2011.

Not even in 2012.

Not even in 2013. In 2014 when Pat Murphy contacted me on this blog.

Who is Pat Murphy?

Stocky with model of Kittyhawk

Stocky Edwards

Update

John B. commented…

 

Good morning Pierre,

Yes I am fairly sure that he’s the one with the small dog. Last year I visited the aviation museum and spoke to a visitor who told me he knew him and he was living so where in BC. All others on the photo were mostly Admin Officers of the Wing and were very sociable. Stan Turner was my neighbour for two months in Eastview in 194?. We met at the bus stop almost a dozen times. Not a word was heard… not even a glance. He was a Group Captain. And I was … a very happily married young vet. 68 years, 69 in November.

À la prochaine.

John B.

 

Standing close to these men would make my day anytime

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Update

John B. commented…

 

Good morning Pierre,

Yes I am fairly sure that he’s the one with the small dog. Last year I visited the aviation museum and spoke to a visitor who told me he knew him and he was living so where in BC. All others on the photo were mostly Admin Officers of the Wing and were very sociable. Stan Turner was my neighbour for two months in Eastview in 194?. We met at the bus stop almost a dozen times. Not a word was heard… not even a glance. He was a Group Captain. And I was … a very happily married young vet. 68 years, 69 in November.

À la prochaine.

Who are those two men beside you John B.?

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Any thoughts on this one?

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Update

John B. commented…

 

Good morning Pierre,

Those 3 photos, VE DAY … could be anywhere. New York, Paris, or London. I was still in Germany. Those three guys holding a lion’s head. Myself on the left and two friends on leave in London. Those were the good days in spite of frequent air raids by Jerry.

À la prochaine.