Remembrance Day, 2017

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My uncle enlisted in the RCAF at the age of 18. He trained as a bomber pilot and by early 1943 he was flying missions over Germany until his death on March 14, 1943. This is the story of his life and death.

Remembrance Day 2017 Click on each photo for caption.

Last week I was involved in an interview with Markus Schwabe on Sudbury’s Morning North:  Interview with Markus.

As well,  a CBC crew, initiated by former Sudbury reporter, Olivia Stefanovich,  created this video and was aired on CBC News Network throughout Remembrance Day CBC report on Letters from a Bomber Pilot

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Norman Pavan November 16, 2017 at 6:00 am

Andy such a fantastic tribute to your Uncle Donald. He was imortalzed before amongst his Family and friends but your effort in putting together his life in print through some very loving research has further enshrined his memory in the annals of Canadian history as one of those who gave his life for the rights and freedoms that we should always cherish and we now have in Canada. May Donald Plaunt’s memory continue to live on. Beautiful Andy!! Norman

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Andy Thomson November 16, 2017 at 11:41 am

Thanks Norm for your appreciative comments. It was an honour to do this as a recognition of his sacrifice and to make sure he would not be forgotten. Andy

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