Gooding returns to Ottawa

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Gooding returns to Ottawa - r Squadron Leaders Hal Gooding And Milt Jowsey....
r Squadron Leaders Hal Gooding And Milt Jowsey. Are Welcomed ton ' Squadron Leader "HaV O. Gooding, DJ.C and holder of the United States Army Air Medal and Squadron Leader Mil ton Jowsey, DJ.C. were among a group of 17 Ottawa and tlx dls-triet airmen who arrived at La-chine Bepat Depot Sunday noon. .More than 450 R.CAJ". were In the draft which arrived shortly , after 12 o'clock. Ottawa men Included: Squad- Leader H. O. Gooding. 76 ail worth avenue; Squadron Leader M. Jowsey, Aylmer East, P.O.: Squadron Leader, D. S. McCann. 23 College avenue; Fit. Lt. T. Vout. 399 Gllmour street; 'nt. Lt C. O. V. Corbett, 178 Hopewell avenue; Fit Lt K. P. Ellis, 884 Churchill avenue; 70. E. S. Warren, IB Sims avenue; WO. R. A. Spencer, 87 Holmwood avenue; Sgt. G. Armstrong, 418 Tweedamuir avenue; Sgt. M. O. Craig, Delormier street, Wright-ville; CpL.A. J. Herris, 37 Mount Pleasant; LAC.Cpl. J. M. , Bor-deleen. 268 St Patrick street; LAC P. S. Cooke, 27 Monk street; LAC J. J. B. R. DeLasaile,, 21 Cobourg street; LAC J. A. A. Garlepy, 23 Maud, street East-view; LAC G. T. Robillard. 198 Carruthers avenue; LAC J. A. . Glguere, 130 Metcalfe street District Men. District men Included: PO. L. , W. Clark, Morrisburg; WO. d T. Blancher." Morrisburg: Fit Lt A. J. Forsyth, Box 20, Russell; Sgt W. D. Jackson, Brockville; LAC. J. A R. Lalonde, Rockland E.; LAC J. C Riddell. Renfrew. Several Ottawa families anxiously waited In the station from 7.30 to 1 a m. hoping that-their tons would be on Montreal trains. As the men arrived at mid-day and several hours of "checking papers and baggage and a pay parade followed, it is possible aome of them missed connections in -Montreal and will be in today. Sqaadren Leader Gooding, whose aasae has appeared several tines in despatches from overseas while flying with the 'City af Ottawa squadron, was net at Montreal by his wife, the former Doris Higglnson. They will return to Ottawa in a few days. He wen the American Air Medal during operations in the . Aleutians which Included low level attacks on Klska, After a very short leave in Canada at which time he was married,: he went to England. At the -time, of 'the Klska operations. Squadron Leader Gooding ssid he hid respect for the Japs as flyers. "They showed us that they can handle their planes", he - told a reporter. . r .; The son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Gooding, 19 Morris street he led his squadron In a successful raid on V-l bomb sites nesr Rotterdam. Between April, 1944 . when be took over command of the City of Ottawa squadron until February, 1943, the squadron destroyed 48' enemy' mechanical vehicles and damaged many " others. He led the, squadron - on numerous sorties against a wide variety of targets. He is a gradu-' ate of Glebe Collegiate and was a member of the Montagnards hockey team. Sqaadren Leader Jewscy. Squadron Leader Milton Jowsey, DJ.C, eluded the Nazis for .40 days after he parachuted over asemy territory when his 'plane was badly damaged. As a result he was made a member of the Caterpillar Club. He was reported safe in April, 1843, much to the relief of bis parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Jowsey of Aylmer. He li an only son. His wife -resides In Montreal and be is spending soma time there before coming home to Ottawa. Commander of the famed Cariboo squadron, the young pilot has at least five enemy aircraft to his credit He's "been around" too, having seen service In England, Nigeria,. Egypt Tunisia and Sicily and was one' of two Canadian airmen who served as fighter pilots with the RAJ. In the air battle over Sicily when that island was csptured. It wss for this action that he was awarded the DJ.C He win former Glebe and Ottawa. Tech student Fit Lt Deag Corbett It was more or less "reunion day" for former Glebe students. Fit Lt Doug Corbett; a friend of Milton Jowsey and Harold Gooding, was in this group. He has had 330 hours of operational flying and completed a tour of operations out of Iceland on coastal command before serving in Scotland on operations and as an instructor. The. 23-year-old flyer has a brother, Lieut Lester Corbett who wss recently released by the Allied capture of a prisoner-of-war camp In Germany. He is now recuperating in a hospital in England. Fit Lt Corbett Is a son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Corbett 337 Sherwood Drive. His sister and parents were among the patient "waiters" at the station. ' At Lachlne, LAC. J. A. Glguere, of 150 Metcalfe street got the surprise of his life when bis wife and two children, Rudolpbe and Shirley Ann, rushed to embrace him. They had rushed to Montreal upon hearing a rumor that be was home. Wearing the red and black badge denoting D-Day combined operations, the airman trained in aero-ambulance work at Rock-cliff e before going overseas. He was 'torpedoed off .the. Normandy coast on D-Day and was picked up an hour later in the Channel. After serving In France, he went 9 .. . (& lV it y ?" m p . p.. mi rip ije,pM''.ay J'4 . yfc'---if' " - A V-?- . .1 I I FOUR FORMER GLEBE STUDENTS RETURN FROM BATTLE Former students at Glebe Collegiate, four Ottawa men were reunited during their return from overseas with tha latest draft of R.CAJ. personnel to arrive at No. 1 Repatriation Depot, Lachlne, over tha week-end. Shown above shortly after their arrival there are, left to right: FL C. O. D. Corbett pilot, SL D. S. McCann, 8L M. Jowsey, DJ.C, pilot nd SL H. GpodJng. DJ.C. and United States Air Medal, pilot FL Corbett while overseas attached to Coastal Command completed 350 hours operational flying. SL McCann served as an administration officer in various theatres overseas completing his overseas duty on the Continent with tha Second Tactical Aha Force. He wears the Oak Leaf denoting a mention In despatches. SL Jowsey has completed two tours and Is a member of the Caterpillar Club, having had to parachute to the ground when bis' 'plane was shot up over Germany. He evaded the enemy for 40 days before getting back to Allied lines. The American Air Medal was won by SL Gooding during operations in the Aleutians which included low level sweeps on Klska. He went to Canada and completed a tour in typhoons as a the United Kingdom after a very short leave In member of the City of "Ottawa Squadron.R.C.AJ. Photo.) to India. The emblem be wears shows a red albatross, rifle and anchor with the motto "We fight on land, on sea and in the air". Fit Lt Vout Fit Lt T. Vout son of Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Vout formerly of Brockville, had a grandstand seat when the Italian fleet surrendered at Malta. Going overseas as a pilot officer, he did regional control work in Egypt and the Middle East In the London Gazette of June 2, 1843, he was mentioned in despatches for distinguished service. Among his valuable souvenirs from Egypt and the East are several hundred photographs of great historical events which have taken place in the last few years. A graduate of Queen's University, he bad bis own commission business in Ottawa before joining the RXAJ. His father. R. W. Vout is with a tea company arid in Brockville was a member of the City Council. The Armstrong family was the envy of the crowd waiting In the station when Sgt G. Armstrong arrived on schedule. He was welcomed by bis parents, Mr. and Mrs, C. Armstrong, brother, Donald and sister, Shirley, and by MODERN STYLISH GLASSES e 2 $L Can qutck for tbis tmusuai effartng. Modern sty 1Mb rimion iIumi. complote wtU) Rltodtum fin lift mounting and TOBJC stock tenaas lor tKH OR NKAA VISJON. only BPT PISICT AHP SVB LAKOEST OPTICIANS IN AMCKICA $3.45 Dm wits our local factory branch and mt many dollars. Smart buyers find tt pay to BUY direct. 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Spencer. WO Spencer went overseas In 1043 and completed two tours of operations In tha Middle East and Germany. He tt the zz-year-oia son of Mrs. E. Spencer, 87 Holm-wood avenue. A brother, FO. Doug Spencer wss reported miss ing in February on the loth trip of his. first tour of operations. Another brother is Fit. Lt Wesley Earl Spencer who recently returned overseas lor the second time. Also awaiting his return last night was his girl friend, Miss Margaret Perrter. . I "DCFOST CtOARtTTH 1AC TO OUR

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  1. The Ottawa Journal,
  2. 07 May 1945, Mon,
  3. Page 7

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