Kerwin's return to Canada

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Kerwin's return to Canada - War Flier To Be Instructor Shot down by the...
War Flier To Be Instructor Shot down by the Germans over Kent last September, Flying Officer W. Kerwin, of Toronto, passed through Winnipeg this morning on his way west as an instructor, "sure glad to be In Canada again." 1 He had been helping to protect central London from the Nazi bombers when he became separated from his squadron. Over Kent he was shot down. "I baled out at 15,000 feet. Oh yes, you have a few queer minutes, but I landed unhurt." He was in hospital two months recovering from burns sus tained in the plane. "When you're engaged In such work you feel no enmity. .The bomber you pursue Is Just another plane and the pilot somebody in that plane. However, I agree with Air Marshal Bishop that a little 'healthy hatred of the Hun' would be a good thing to cultivate," said F.O. Kerwin. Mrs. Kerwin accompanied her husband. Also on the train was Flight Lieutenant E. McDlarmid, of Melville, Sask., and his wife. He had served in England with the 110 Canadian Squadron. Both filers were bound for Calgary over C.P.R. lines.

Clipped from The Winnipeg Tribune20 Jan 1941, MonPage 13

The Winnipeg Tribune (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)20 Jan 1941, MonPage 13
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