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Davis, B.

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PO “Bun” Davis, Elgin Street is back in native town again.

Spent 16 months with ‘Demon’ Squadron Overseas. Helped to send one Hun Sub to bottom.
Glad to get back.

Words can’t express how I feel said Mrs. M. Davis, Elgin St. town, in a conversation with a “Post” reporter last night when asked regarding her son’s return home, after two years, overseas. Asked how it felt to be back: P.O. Bernard (Bun) Davis said There is nothing like it. Bun arrived in Canada on Thursday and in town at 10:30 yesterday.

During his term overseas he served 16 months with the Canadian “Demon” Squadron attached to a coastal command doing shipping strikes, i.e. bombing German convoys. His squadron also made anti-sub patrols in the Bay of Biscay.

Once he participated in an attack on a submarine and was lucky enough to have a part in sending it to the bottom. This was confirmed later on. “Nearly all this work was done at night” said Bun. He expects to go on instructional duty at a training station somewhere in Canada.

It was only a week before boarding ship that the young airman knew that he was coming back to Canada. Last Oct. he married an English bride who expects to come over as soon as transportation can be arranged, probably in a couple of months, said the repatriated young man.

A sister Betty is a member of the C.W.A.C. stationed at Ft. Frontenac Kingston.
“Bun” is well known by the younger generation in town as he is an old L.C.I. boy.

Media Type:
Genealogical Resource
Item Types:
Lindsay Post
Date of Publication:
22 Apr 1944
Personal Name(s):
Bernard Davis ; Betty Davis
World War II Service Files
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Geographic Coverage:
  • Latitude: 44.3599586783257 Longitude: -78.7392048042095
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Davis, B.