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Forman, J.


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The Air Force that Flies Every Night O’er Berlin

Written by Captain Jasper Forman, D.C.M., M.M.
Fredericton Internment Camp, Fredericton, N.B.


Oh come ye; Oh come ye; Oh have you not heard
Of fighters who take to the air like a bird,
Who come in such numbers you may not get in
This Air Force that flies every night o'er Berlin.

The need is so great and the cause is so good
That men leave the farm and the field and the wood,
The city and town; ah you may not get in
This Air Force that flies every night o'er Berlin.

There'll be racing and chasing all over the lea,
By fliers that fight o'er the land and the sea,
Who fight as they fly; Oh you may not get in
This Air Force that flies every night o'er Berlin.

Oh they'll fly and they'll fight by night and by day
While the Hun and the Jap may get in their way,
They may get in the way of the men who get in
This Air Force that flies every night o'er Berlin.

That they'll get in the way there's no doubt at all,
And they'll get out again. They'll flee or they'll fall.
They'll flee for their lives from the men who get in
This Air Force that flies every night o'er Berlin.

Oh Victory is coming. It may not come fast,
But Victory is sure and it will come at last,
It will come at last, thanks to those who get in
This Air Force that flies every night o'er Berlin.

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Jasper Forman whose home is 26 Bond St. Lindsay, Ont. enlisted for service in April 1916, and July 1940 as a Private in 1916 and a Lieut. in 1940. In the first war he was attached to the 109th Canadian Infantry Battalion and sent overseas in July 1916. He saw action on the Western Front before his return on 16 June 1919 with the Distinguished Conduct Medal with Bar and the Military Medal to his credit.


In World War II Lieut. Forman was attached to the Veterans’ Guard of Canada and served in Kingston, Ottawa, Montreal, Fredericton, Farnham, and Grand Ligne. He was promoted to Captain Adjutant and used his training in signaling, conducting and internment operations. He was sent overseas twice in the course of his duty in February 1942 and April 1942. He was given his discharge on 2 October 1945.


Previous to enlisting for service in the Second World War, Captain Forman was holding the positions of Sheriff, Local Registrar S.C.O., Registrar Surrogate Court and Clerk of County Court, County of Victoria. He is welcomed back to his office in the Court House Lindsay, and to the community.


J. Forman of Lindsay was among the many veterans of this district who registered at the Reception and Reunion Dinner held in Lindsay on Saturday 19 January 1946.

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Jasper Forman
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World War II Service Files
Language of Item:
English
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Forman, J.


Jasper Forman whose home is 26 Bond St. Lindsay, Ont. enlisted for service in April 1916, and July 1940 as a Private in 1916 and a Lieut. in 1940. In the first war he was attached to the 109th Canadian Infantry Battalion and sent overseas in July 1916. He saw action on the Western Front before his return on 16 June 1919 with the Distinguished Conduct Medal with Bar and the Military Medal to his credit.


In World War II Lieut. Forman was attached to the Veterans’ Guard of Canada and served in Kingston, Ottawa, Montreal, Fredericton, Farnham, and Grand Ligne. He was promoted to Captain Adjutant and used his training in signaling, conducting and internment operations. He was sent overseas twice in the course of his duty in February 1942 and April 1942. He was given his discharge on 2 October 1945.


Previous to enlisting for service in the Second World War, Captain Forman was holding the positions of Sheriff, Local Registrar S.C.O., Registrar Surrogate Court and Clerk of County Court, County of Victoria. He is welcomed back to his office in the Court House Lindsay, and to the community.


J. Forman of Lindsay was among the many veterans of this district who registered at the Reception and Reunion Dinner held in Lindsay on Saturday 19 January 1946.