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James Henry Whalen

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. James Henry "Jimmy" Whalen DFC (23 April 1920 18 April 1944) was a fighter pilot and recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross.Whalen was born in Vancouver, British Columbia on 23 April 1920. He graduated from Kitsilano Secondary School in June, 1938. He joined the Seaforth Highlanders Army Cadets in 1937. In 1940 the Royal Canadian Air Force formed the Royal Canadian Air Cadets with the first squadron starting in Vancouver (known today as the 111 Pegasus Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadets) . Jimmy transferred to this squadron and was named its first Wing Commander. At the time he was a first year student at the University of British Columbia. In 1940 the RCAF waived requirements for pilots to be university graduates, and on 26 June 1940 Jimmy enlisted.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: James Henry Whalen
Éditeur:
Code EAN: 9786138205050
ISBN: 978-613-8-20505-0
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Alphascript Publishing
Genre: Véhicules
nombre de pages: 96
Poids: 162g
Taille: H6mm x B220mm x T150mm
Année: 2011
Auflage: Aufl.