Gooding, Pentland & Pilots
Gooding of Ottawa V Destroys Bridge AN AIR FIELD IN NORMANDY, July 1 4-. CP R.C-A .F. ' Typhoon - fighter-bombers ' destroyed a bridge and smashed a , section of railtrack near Fleury-ur-Orne last night, n a dive- -' bombing - assault against enemy lines of communication" behind the battle-front. ' ' J ,- The City of Ottawa .Squadron took off from this advanced base in two flights. One, led by Fit. . Lt. Harold Gooding, of 19 Morris street, Ottawa, smashed the bridge, and another flight led by the squadron commanding officer. Sqdn. Ldr. Bill Pentland,. of Calgary, struck the rail tracks approaching a second bridge near Etavaux. farther north. WO. Pat McConvey, of Toronto. V id two 'planes ahead' of him bombed the bridge! with one direct hit right in the centre: 'The bridge was sagging in -the centre - like a V when I last saw it", he added. FO. John Dewar, of London, Ont..- reported: "I think the ' bridge had a little bend In it before we got ' there-r-anyway it's sure got one. now." -.. '.