Ottowa airmen - 111 & 14
. To Aleutians t WITH THE R.OAXf IN NORTHWESTERN .' ALASKA Headed by Squadron Leader Ken. A. Boomer who was the first Canadian to shoot a 'Japanese Zero fighter out of the Aleutian skies, Ottawa flyers .are playing an important part in the. joint operations of the Royal Canadian Air Force and the "United States forces against the men of Nippon. Ottawa boys are winging their way over all parts of Alaska from its tundras and lofty mountain ranges to the fog-shrouded . and rain-bathed volcanic - hills . and peaks that are the Aleutians, as Canada takes an active role at the side of the United States forces on this northern front Such , flying men . us Flight Lieutenant H. T. Mitchell, DXC PUot Officer H. O. Gooding, Flight Sgt PUot A. A. R. Deeks and Flight Sergeant Pilot R. V. Virr of Ottawa an; becoming vet erans or the Alaskan skies. . . Also serving in the north and charged with the task of keeping Canada's aircraft in flying trim is Flying Officer William H. Lord, maintenance off icery with one ot tne. R.CAJ. squadrons. He ii the aon of Mrs. M. Lord, 97 Cartier street and his wife resides at 57 SorinKfield Road. Flying Officer Lord joined the R.C.AX in 1930 and has seen service in all parts of Canada, a great deal on photographic work in the ousn country of the north. "Our boys fere doing a srand Job",, he reports. "I must say, too, that the United States Armv Air Corps certainly give us grand co-operation whenever we jieed anything which they can sunnlv. The co-operation between . the forces is really fine." . " Sgt Harold Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Davis, 328 Fifth avenue, Ottawa, has high praise for the outdoor recreation offered by Alaska to the men when their off duty. -The banting and fishing is ex cellent wherever yea go up here". ne declares. Sgt Clayton Ryan, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Ryan, 110 Rochester street, Ottawa, is also serving in the north.' Educated at Technical High School he was employed in construction work before entering the service as a mechanic September 13, 1939. He was also well known in baseball circles playing for Parkdale in the Ottawa City. League. "I'm happy but Pll be more so when the .action gets hotter", reports Sgt Donald Spero, son of Mr., and , Mrs. J. E. Spero, 279 Powell avenue.- His wife resides at 18 Herridge street A brother, Gerald, is serving with the Royal Canadian Navy. ' f. .Still another Ottawa man in the north country is LAC. Arthur Bee-man, son of Mrs. M. Beemanj183 Waverley street and who is on duty in the equipment section at one of the R.CAJ. bases.