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April 22, 1944
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 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.

February 13, 1946
LINDSAY MAN MEETS DAUGHTER FOR FIRST TIME

  Mr. Bernard Davis, of Lindsay, waited expectantly in Toronto Union Station last night for the arrival of his wife whom he met and married while with the R.C.A.F. in England.
  Another reason for the eagerly anticipated reunion was the fact that his small daughter, Leslie, was arriving also. His little daughter who arrived in Canada with her mother aboard the Mauretania this week, was born after he left Great Britain several months ago.
  Mrs. Davis and Leslie will reside with Mr. Davis’ mother, Mrs. Davis, William St. N.

Media Type:
Newspaper
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Genealogical Resource
Item Types:
Articles
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Notes:
This card is part of a larger collection of World War II personnel clippings. The project began in 1944 at the Lindsay Library. The intent was to gather together as much information as possible on the military record and the service of people from the Town of Lindsay and the County of Victoria (now Kawartha Lakes) who served in the war. To that end, during the years 1944, 1945, and 1946, members of the public donated photographs and updated information about their loved ones. Both library staff and the public saved and donated newspaper clippings. Some of the files contain great amounts of detail, while others have just a name.
Publisher:
Lindsay Post
Date of Publication:
22 Apr 1944
Subject(s):
Personal Name(s):
Bernard Davis ; Betty Davis
Collection:
World War II Service Files
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Latitude: 44.3599586783257 Longitude: -78.7392048042095
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