Godfrey, Albert Earl

GODFREY, Albert Earl, aviator (b 27 July 1890, Killarney, MB; d 1 Jan 1982). He grew up in VANCOUVER. At age 12 he became involved in the military and became bugler for a local regiment. During WWI he was decorated for his exploits as a pilot with the Royal Flying Corps; he destroyed 17 enemy planes and 2 observation balloons. Back in Vancouver, he joined the Canadian Air Force in 1922 and took command of the base at JERICHO BEACH. From 1925 to 1944 he served in eastern Canada and abroad, aside...

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