Gard, George Edward

  • Township: Embro & West Zorra
  • Rank: Flight Sergent
  • Branch: Royal Canadian Air Force
  • Regiment number: R158869
  • Date of birth: December 29, 1920
  • Where born: Mount Denis (Toronto), Ontario, Canada
  • Date of death: December 30, 2013
  • Burial location: North Embro Cemetery, West Zorra Township, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada
  • Wars Served: World War II
  • Years of service: December 1941 - September 1945
  • Country enlisted with: Canada

Biography

George E. Gard, a son of William and Clara Gard of Lots 3 and 4, Concession 5, served in the Royal Canadian Air Force.  George, and his friend Bruce Day, enlisted together and went to the Aircraft Training School in Galt, Ontario.  In March 27, 1942 they were Aircraft Second Class and eventually were stationed at RCAF Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.  In November 1943 George went to Station Mountain View, Lachine, Quebec where he attended the pre-aircrew education detachment.  In February of 1944 he went to #10 Bomber and Gunnery School Mount Pleasant PEI.  He was then a Leading Air Craftsman.  In May of 1944 he was an Air Gunner and shipped overseas on July 11, 1944.  He served with #12 Operational Training Unit in Chippingwarden, Oxfordshire, England in August 1944.  He went to 514 Squadron, #3 group Bomber Command based at RAF Waterbeach, England.  He flew 3 bombing missions over Germany in 1945.  He flew one Operation Manna over The Netherlands in May of 1945.  He returned to Canada in August of 1945 and was discharged in September 1945.

George received his clasp for Bomber Command Service to attach to his Volunteer Medal in September of 2013.   

 

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