The Disney “Flying Nightmares” of the R.C.A.F.

A bit of history from Clarence Simonsen’s passion for researching…

RCAF 128 (F) Squadron

From Clarence Simonsen…

Again this is important for the art, and the pun on the name selection
During WWII, 28 USO performers were killed all over the world. They provided shows for the troops in the most dangerous and cold places, which also included Bob Hope.
 
These three American girls had entertained the Canadians and were returning to Annette Island when their Norseman crashed. The pilot’s body washed up on shore but I believe the crew members [and girls] were never found.
 
Clarence

The Disney “Flying Nightmares” of the R.C.A.F.

When Canada declared war in September 1939, the RCAF’s Home War Establishment operated under an Eastern [formed 15 November 1938] and Western Air Command [formed 1 March 1938], with seven under strength squadrons flying a variety of obsolete aircraft. Due to the German U-boat threat, top priority was first given to Eastern Air Command to re-equip with modern…

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