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Cunningham, R.

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Lindsay Gunner Roy Cunningham Bags Nazi Plane

WITH RCAF BOMBER GROUP, OVERSEAS— Attacked by three German fighters at one minute intervals, a Toronto and a Lindsay gunnery combination shot down one and escaped unscathed from the other two.

The gunners, Sgt. Jimmy Main, of Toronto (322 Kenilworth Ave.) and Sgt. Roy Cunningham, of Lindsay, Ont., (54 Albert St.) were keeping a sharp watch for fighters on the way back from Bremen when an Me 109 broke out of the clouds and started firing. It was the last move the German made. Main and Cunningham both registered hits and the fighter went twisting crazily to earth, wreathed in a cloud of smoke.

The lads had hardly time to exult over the killing when an unidentified fighter swooped in from above. There was one rapid exchange of fire and the Jerry got out in a hurry. A minute later an Me 109 attacked and again after a brief flurry of fire cupled [coupled] with sharp evasive action, the Canadian crew continued on their way undamaged.

Former football star with Eastern Commerce in Toronto, 22-year-old Sgt. Main was on his thirteenth trip. From now on, that's his lucky number.

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Genealogical Resource
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Personal Name(s):
Roy Cunningham ; Jimmy Main
World War II Service Files
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Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.3490459112304 Longitude: -78.7428592752075
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Cunningham, R.