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Reid,J.W.(windy) D.F.C. RCAF/RAF Group Captain WW2

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    In memory of my dad,Story to follow.

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    lovely photograph

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    Shot down 2 confirmed He177 near Le Havre on 13/14 June 1944 and a Ju 88 south of Rouen on 25/26 July 1944.

    His aircraft on the first occasion was MM560 KP-F, on the second MM587, both NFXIIIs.
    The other two were probables as there were no explosions seen on the gun cameras.I prefer to believe my dad.

    Group Captain J.W. (Windy) Reid D.F.C. (U.S.A.)

    -instructor RCAF Central Flying School
    -RAF Ferry Command
    -Wing Commander RCAF409 Night Fighter Squadron
    -RAF 1425 Flight
    -RAF 511 Squadron
    -Wing Commander 442 "City of Vancouver" Squadron
    -Wing Commander 401 "City of Westmount" Squadron

    In his personal logbook he has over 50 types of military aircraft that he flew before and during the war.

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    Old Friends and other stuff !
    70 years of personal memories about my involvement in aviation. Some of which was told to me but most things I actually remember. You guys might find it interesting and I want to get it down before I forget !

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    You might say that I was born into aviation on Nov 15,1940 at Barrie Ontario near Camp Borden ,where my dad was a RCAF flying instructor.
    On that day my dad, on the pretext of "checking the air for night flying students", he did a "Victory roll" over the hospital . This of course was told to me but I know that it is accurate as I have his original RCAF logbook.

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