Gooding and buddy
Boyhood Chums Hold Reunion And Indulge in 'Shop-Talk7 From battlefronts on sides of the world where they both won distinction in the skies, two' boyhood chums were reunited recently in Ottawa where they spent leave ,with their parents. One was Pilot Officer Raoul deF. Jenner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred E. Jenner, 30 : Melgund ; Ave., whose exploits as a wireless operator-air gunner in a bomber squadron overseas won him the George Mtdal. The other was Flying Officer I Harold - Orville Gooding son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Gooding, 19 Morris St., who was awarded the United States Army Air Medal for his service with the famed "Ken Boomer? squadron in Northwest Alaska. Flying Officer Gooding was awarded the VS. Army Air Medal last Dec. 23, after he had volunteered to join a fighter es cort for VS. bombers which made a hazardous 300-mile, overwater flight to raid Japanese installations on Kiska. Pilot Officer Jenner was awarded the George Medal thiee days later when, in Britain, he twice entered a burning aircraft in an effort to save the rear gunner. But when the two lads got together their talk was not about "heroics". It was the every-day "shop talk", of aircrew. Gooding is enthusiastic about co-operating with the VS. forces in the Aleutians. Jenner is equally enthusiastic about his relations with the lads in the Royal Air Force. (He was attached to an R-A.F. squadron in Britain.) "'Me, I want to go back to Britain" Jenner says v "Me for the Aleutians" is Gooding's response, "Come uf and see me some lime."