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#4393707 - 12/08/17 12:17 AM Another WW2 veteran gone  
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Today went to the funeral of my father, 95, a RCAF WAG during WW2. He died peacefully in his sleep. Surprised how strong Mom was because us kids and grandkids weren't. salute Dad


There was only 16 squadrons of RAF fighters that used 100 octane during the BoB.
The Fw190A could not fly with the outer cannon removed.
There was no Fw190A-8s flying with the JGs in 1945.
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#4393713 - 12/08/17 12:31 AM Re: Another WW2 veteran gone [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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RIP to your father.

There aren't many like him left.


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#4393715 - 12/08/17 12:39 AM Re: Another WW2 veteran gone [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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My condolences. He had a good long life.

There is nothing I can say to express the proper feelings of empathy and sympathy I have.

May God take him to eternal grace.


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#4393723 - 12/08/17 01:42 AM Re: Another WW2 veteran gone [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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My sympathy to you and your family KraziKanuk
There are not many left.

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#4393727 - 12/08/17 02:16 AM Re: Another WW2 veteran gone [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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95 is a blessing but it’s always too soon regardless. I hope you and your family can find some peace.


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#4393732 - 12/08/17 02:38 AM Re: Another WW2 veteran gone [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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Respect for your father, and grateful for his service to Canada.

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#4393736 - 12/08/17 02:59 AM Re: Another WW2 veteran gone [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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My condolences and a salute to your father.


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#4393740 - 12/08/17 03:40 AM Re: Another WW2 veteran gone [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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My condolences to you and your family and my unending thanks to your father.


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#4393742 - 12/08/17 03:43 AM Re: Another WW2 veteran gone [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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Condolences to you and yours and many thanks to your father for the service he did for us all. God bless him


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#4393746 - 12/08/17 03:52 AM Re: Another WW2 veteran gone [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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God bless your father and family KraziKanuk. Its so difficult when a family patriarch such as your Dad passes on and leaves his loved ones behind. To have such a rock present in so many lives for so long is a blessing beyond words but boy its hard when they are called away. I'm in agreement with what the others have already told you and that is honor and respect to your father for being a father and husband and for serving his country and that you and all of your family receive peace and whatever it is that each one of you needs during this time.

#4393748 - 12/08/17 04:00 AM Re: Another WW2 veteran gone [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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Condolences to you and your family, and true respect for his years as a young lad serving his country !


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#4393771 - 12/08/17 10:38 AM Re: Another WW2 veteran gone [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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Thank you all very much for your kind words.

Coot, Dad was the last of his generation on his side of the family.


There was only 16 squadrons of RAF fighters that used 100 octane during the BoB.
The Fw190A could not fly with the outer cannon removed.
There was no Fw190A-8s flying with the JGs in 1945.
#4393776 - 12/08/17 11:32 AM Re: Another WW2 veteran gone [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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My condolences to you and my respects for your Dad he is part of the Greatest generation who stood tall and served May he rest in peace


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#4393778 - 12/08/17 11:35 AM Re: Another WW2 veteran gone [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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My condolances mate.

I lost my dad a few years ago. He was in the Navy during the war. Greatest generation indeed.

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#4393779 - 12/08/17 11:43 AM Re: Another WW2 veteran gone [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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RIP to your father KK and my condolences to you and your family.


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#4393785 - 12/08/17 01:03 PM Re: Another WW2 veteran gone [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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Condolences to you and your family, KK. It sounds like both of your parents are remarkable people.

#4393824 - 12/08/17 04:45 PM Re: Another WW2 veteran gone [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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Really sorry to hear of this, KK. Be there for your mother; she may seem strong now, but she will need someone there for support down the road. My best wishes for you and your family.


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#4393833 - 12/08/17 05:54 PM Re: Another WW2 veteran gone [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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Originally Posted by KraziKanuK
Today went to the funeral of my father, 95, a RCAF WAG during WW2. He died peacefully in his sleep. Surprised how strong Mom was because us kids and grandkids weren't. salute Dad


My condolences KraziKanuk to you and family. My dad is still there, 98,Italy and France, 1944.


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#4393971 - 12/09/17 05:02 AM Re: Another WW2 veteran gone [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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My condolences KraziKanuK.
No matter how long they have lived it is always too soon when one loses a parent.


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#4393999 - 12/09/17 01:48 PM Re: Another WW2 veteran gone [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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Condolences KK.
Did he leave a record of his war experiences? So many didn't which is a loss in itself.
My mother-in-law died on the 4th, aged 90. I have some recollections from her as a young girl evacuated after the heavy bombing of Portsmouth during the BoB.


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