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History Canada: Oct. 5, 1944 – RCAF downs the first German jet

The D-Day invasion of Europe was months past but the fighting in and over Europe was increasingly bitter and deadly. In the skies, the Germans had introduced an astounding new weapon, the jet fighter, far faster than any Allied plane, »

Society

History July 17, 1944- The Canadian who changed the course of WWII

July 17, 1944 in Normandy France was a beautiful summer day. To the west, the Allies were in a bitter struggle but continuing to push inward from the beaches and coastal towns against determined resistance from German forces. Since January »

International, Society

Canada remembers: 75th anniversary Battle of Britain

It was a glorious day in Canada’s capital Ottawa this Sunday, the 20th, as the sun shone down on crowds gathered for the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. The air war over the channel and England itself lasted »

International, Society

History: May 20,1948 – The end of Canada’s top fighter ace of WWII

George Beurling DSO, DFC, DFM & Bar was only 26 at the time of his death on May 20, 1948. Unlike most flying aces of either of the world wars, Beurling is largely forgotten today in spite of the fact »