Gooding, Pentland & Pilots
Gooding of Ottawa V Destroys Bridge AN AIR FIELD IN NORMANDY, NORMANDY, July 1 4-. 4-. 4-. CP R.C-A R.C-A R.C-A .F. ' Typhoon - fighter-bombers fighter-bombers fighter-bombers ' destroyed destroyed a bridge and smashed a , section of railtrack near Fleury-ur-Orne Fleury-ur-Orne Fleury-ur-Orne Fleury-ur-Orne Fleury-ur-Orne last night, n a dive- dive- -' -' bombing - assault against enemy lines of communication" behind the battle-front. battle-front. 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, Calgary, struck the rail tracks approaching 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 direct hit right in the centre: 'The bridge was sagging in -the -the centre - like a V when I last saw it", he added. FO. John Dewar, of London, Ont..- Ont..- reported: "I think the ' bridge had a little bend In it before before we got ' there-r-anyway there-r-anyway there-r-anyway there-r-anyway there-r-anyway it's sure got one. now." -.. -.. '.