Paulson, Manitoba… Alive and well

Read the last comments…

First comment…

My mother Eileen D. Stewart was there.

She married Sgt. C. Armstrong an army paymaster.

If you had contact with either please let me know.

Second comment…

Post her name. If anything comes up let me know. I have pics of my mother in uniform. I also have pics of her in civies and my father in uniform with other army n.c.o.s. She packed shutes and operated Teletype.

Thanks.

Lest we forget

Last Post from Paulson, Manitoba

Well sort of…

In the Paulson Post, November 1943 we can read that P/O Gagnon is sent over to England.

Eugène Gagnon 1921-1947

I think everything has been said about this unknown French-Canadian Mosquito pilot with No. 23 Squadron.

I will now concentrate my effort with my new blog about RCAF No. 403 Squadron.

Please visit my blog for exclusive pictures of the men who flew with this Spitfire squadron.

Of course if you know something more about Paulson, Manitoba, you can always write a comment below and I will be more than happy to answer you.

Flight Lieutenant F. Buchanan

I found this about Flight Lieutenant F. Buchanan. He was in the picture taken by Norm Pringle in the 1940s.

Flight Lieutenant Buchanan is on the right

FLIGHT LIEUTENANT F. BUCHANAN

Our O.C. Gunnery is a native Manitoban born at Griswold.

Served for the Bank of Montreal from 1919 to 1925. The travel itch then siezed him and he landed up in California serving as an Accountant with an Accounting Firm.

In 1927, he “took to the Air” under the instruction of “Speed”‘ Johnson the famous barnstormcr.

In 1928 he joined the Curtiss Wright Flyinq Service as an Accountant and in 1932 served as Assistant Manager of the Curtiss Wright Grand Central Air Terminal at Los Angeles. then under the noted Major Moseley.

Joined the R.C.A.F. in December. 1940, was at Picton and at “Mosspuss”. Is now O.C. Gunnery and enjoys taking pot-shots at previous records. F/L Buchanan even took time off last summer to manage the formidable Officers’ Softball Team and piloted them through to their many (?) victories. Is also a popular and frequent member of the “circle” in the Mess –

Good flying, Sir.

Source: Paulson Post February 1943