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Henry, M.A.


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Lindsay Boy’s plane ripped by enemy gun fire

Pilot Officer M. Allen Henry, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Henry, 64 St. Paul Street, has had a thrilling record in his operational flights, before completing his required number of “ops.” Following is a recent story released by the RCAF bomber group.


An attack on Mannheim stands out vividly in FO M.A. Henry’s mind as he looks back on the tour of “ops” he has completed.


Bomb aimer with the ghost squadron, the Lindsay flier, who enlisted in Toronto in 1942, is now an instructor in the radio division of bomber group.


His operational tours included four trips to Berlin and sorties against Hanover, Frankfurt, Liepzig, Bochum and Dusseldorf, but the Mannheim job was the “shakiest do” of the lot. His aircraft was coned by searchlights for nearly five minutes before it was able to elude them and during this period the plane was peppered with flak, which put one engine out of order and ripped 48 holes in the aircraft. It was some task to land the plane at an emergency airport in Britain, but the ship got home.


Media Type:
Newspaper
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Genealogical Resource
Item Types:
Snapshots
Articles
Clippings
Publisher:
Lindsay Post
Date of Publication:
13 Sep 1944
Subject(s):
Personal Name(s):
Allen Henry
Collection:
World War II Service Files
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.3645875914986 Longitude: -78.7359713624573
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Henry, M.A.