Hobson's Green Banana

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Hobson's Green Banana - Padre Is Awarded CAIRO (R.CA ;F. " News "iSer...
Padre Is Awarded CAIRO (R.CA ;F. " News "iSer vice), April 17. Squadron Lead er L." A. Hobson of Powell River, B.C; Roman Catholic chaplain to the Jt.CA.F. in the Middle East has been- awarded the Green Banana by VS. Army Air Force pilots who 'fly from -Aden to Karachi, India. I ; ' . j ". v - The order is usually - reserved for aircrew working on, that run. Padre Hobson was on a flight in an . aircraft that bucked storms tor hours and landed safely with no more than a bucket of petrol left in the tanks, a v 'The decoration, designed by U.S. airmen, is of silver and bears , two wings with a green enamel banana .in the centre. No one knows exactly what it means since Karachi is not' the centre of the banana country. . But Padre Hobson Is proud to have an un usual memento of his trip down the east coast of Africa, in which he saw many Canadians in the R.CAJF. with RAJ., units. ,

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  1. The Ottawa Journal,
  2. 17 Apr 1944, Mon,
  3. Page 12

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