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Pilot Training in Summerside

Pilot Training in Summerside

As a pilot instructor at Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Mr. Lindsey remembers several fatalities and near misses by those in training. He relates one incident involving Charlottetown native Charlie Trainor who would go on to be one of Canada's most outstanding aces of the Second World War.

Crossing the North Atlantic in Convoy

Crossing the North Atlantic in Convoy

Mr. Lindsey is finally posted to an operational unit. He is sent to Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he sails in a convoy to Britain. He is asked what he remembers of the crossing.

First Operational Mission

First Operational Mission

In early summer of 1943, Mr. Lindsey has joined 403 Squadron in Kent, England. He is there only two days when he is sent on his first operational mission. He remembers his reaction at the time.

First Encounter With The Enemy

First Encounter With The Enemy

Mr. Lindsey had his first encounter with enemy aircraft while flying second to George "Buzz" Beurling.

Some Personal Observations on Buzz

Some Personal Observations on Buzz

Mr. Lindsey speaks of the unique eye sight abilities of "Buzz" Beurling and of the highly competitive nature of this legendary Canadian ace...

His First Confirmed Kill

His First Confirmed Kill

Mr. Lindsey describes the events surrounding his first experience of shooting down a German aircraft... and his reaction to the "kill".

Six More Confirmed

Six More Confirmed

Before the end of his first tour of duty in August 1944, Mr. Lindsey accumulated another 6 aircraft "confirmed kills" and a further 4 "probables". He recalls the one mission that especially stands out in his memory - a mission that resulted in his shooting down three enemy aircraft.

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