Alaska 1942-1943 – More sharing by François Dutil

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S/L FG Grant DSO DFC, CO 118 (F) SQN 28 February 1943 to 12 October 1944.
Annette Island Alaska.

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S/L Art Yuile, CO 118 (F) SQN June 1942 to February 1943, on his personnal mount.
Annette Island Alaska

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118 (F) SQN RCAF June 1942, Alaska.

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118 (F) SQN newly arrived at Annette Island Alaska. June 1942. The two Hudsons in the line up accompanied them all the from Dartmouth NS for their cross country trek.

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Pilots of 118 (F) SQN, Annette Island Alaska spring 1943.

CO S/L FG Grant sitting at center. He will take the unit to the UK for conversion to the Hawker Typhoon. He will command the renumbered unit (438) until promoted to W/C taking over 143 Wing RCAF (438, 439 & 440 SQNs) earning a DSO and a DFC. On his immediate left and right, two more pilots who will command 438 on Typhoons, both losing their lives in the process.

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Kittyhawk with Hudsons in the background

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Gun harmonizing. 118 (F) SQN.
Alaska 1942/43.

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118 (F) SQN ops begin.
Annette Island Alaska, June 1942.
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