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June 20, 1944
Wing Commander Hugo Beall recently promoted, arrived in England in 1936, three years previous to the outbreak of the present conflict. Surely and steadily this officer has risen from the ranks in the world famous Royal Air Force.

  Mr. Geo. Beall, Kent St. Jeweller, has received word to the effect that his son, Squadron Leader Hugo Beall, serving with the R.A.F. since 1936, and now in India on active service, has been promoted to the rank of Wing Commander.
  Speaking with Mr. Beall in his shop today, it has come to light that his son Hugo is just beginning to realize the results of several years' of concentration and perservering [sic] effort in his chosen work.
  It is probably generally known here that this remarkable fellow, working with a chum, Ted Eberts, built an aeroplane in Lindsay some years back. The plane never was in flight and it is believed when Hugo disolved [sic] the partnership the craft was sold by Mr. Eberts.
  Wing Commander Beall having been born and educated in this centre, has again demonstrated the truth "that perseverence has its rewards".

No date [1945]

  With the RCAF in India, Jan. 16. - One of the RAF squadrons which took part in the devastating raid on Mandalay Saturday was led by Wing-Com. Hugo Beall of Lindsay. In all the attacking squadrons Canada was well represented.
  Fires were started all over the target area, said Flt-Sergt. Bonny Ronnelfitch of Creston, B C. Ronnelfitch, a tail gunner, and another Canadian in the same crew, Flt.-Sergt. Ken Dicks of Fort William, added that there were lots of explosions and the smoke rose several thousand feet.
  An all-Canadian crew skippered by Flt-Lieut. Art Brown of Grand Forks, B.C., commented on the lightness of the opposition. No enemy fighters attempted to interrupt. Two of the Canadians with Brown were F.O. W. Watters of Fredericton and Sergt. Don Feener of Liverpool, N.S. Among other Canadians in the raid were P.O. W. H. Kay, F.O. P. B. Key of Calgary, Sergt. Harold Dagg, Clanwilliam, Man.; Sergt. Ernie Harold, Sarnia and Sergt. Norman Hope, Toronto.

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Genealogical Resource
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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.
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Hugo Beall ; Geo. Beall ; Ted Eberts
World War II Service Files
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