Flying Officer M.A. Henry brings riddled plane home
The following citation on the exploits of Flying Officer M.A. Henry, 64 St. Paul St., town, will be of great interest to all his friends in Lindsay.
WITH RCAF BOMBER GROUP OVERSEAS: An attack on Mannheim stands out most vividly in F|O 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 Ont., flier, who enlisted in Toronto in 1942, is now an instructor in the Radio division of Bomber Group.
His operational record includes four trips to Berlin, and sorties against Hanover, Frankfurt, Leipzig, Bochum and Dusseldorf, but the Manheim 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 time flak peppered the plane, put one engine out of order and ripped 49 holes in the aircraft. It had to be landed at an emergency airfield in Britain.