Ottawa airmen broadcast: Gooding, Farrell, Sunstrum

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1 . Ottawa Airmen Now Overseas, Heard in Broadcast j Three Ottawa airmen were among members of a well known R.CAJ. fighter squadron, recently recently arrived overseas, who were heard last night in a recorded radio broadcast made at an embarkation embarkation port on the East Coast. They were: Fit. Lieut. Harold O. Gooding.tA.A.M., son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard. Gooding, 19 Morris street, and whose wife, the former Doris M. .Higginson, resides at 76 Kenilworth avenue. Fit, Sgt. Lyman Sunstrum, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Sunstrum. of 50 Spruce street, and FO. Or-land Or-land Or-land Farrell, whose mother resides resides at 957 Bronson avenue. Fit Sgt. Sunstrum. who was the "spark" of the broadcast, answered answered many questions in a cheerful manner and FO. Farrell, adjutant of the squadron, also maintained a running conversation. Fit Lieut; Gooding won the American !Air Medal in September, September, 1942, for! the heroism he displayed displayed in action against the Japanese while his squadron was stationed In the Aleutians. He was decorated simultaneously with Squadron Leader Ken Boomer, of Ottawa, who was the first Canadian to shoot down Jap plane. Sqd. Ldr. Boomer was not among the arrivals overseas. overseas. I I . The famous fighter squadron, which also includes several other Ottawa airmen, was formed at Rockcliffe Air Station in 1941. Its members have seen action against the little men from the land of the "rising sun" and are now ; prepared prepared to deal with the Nazi "supermen" of ; the German Luftwaffe. ... ; t. FO. Fan-ell's Fan-ell's Fan-ell's wife missed hearing hearing her :, husband's voice un- un- fortunately as she was on the night train to Ottawa from Winnlpeg f

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal10 Feb 1944, ThuPage 3

The Ottawa Journal (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)10 Feb 1944, ThuPage 3
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