Mark White writes about his dad…
My dad’s war pictures went missing for a number of years.
I had no pictures of my dad from the war.
In 2011 I contacted my dad’s only surviving brother, Tom, in Kenora, Ontario and asked him if he had any pictures.
He didn’t have any, but he obtained this picture from a local veteran, Edgar “Dink” Strain who had a wartime photo of my dad and three other Kenora vets onboard the New Amsterdam in August 1945.
Edgar took this photo:
(L to R) My dad George White, Clyde Hillman, Art Pykerman and Rolf Nelson.
I talked to Edgar Strain on the phone a few times. He had been a Warrant Officer with 421 Lynx Squadron during the war.
He was a very gracious gentleman and a very keen military historian with a tremendous amount of knowledge about the war.
When I talked…
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