Veteran Pro­file

A spe­cial trib­ute to help mark Canada’s 150th an­niver­sary

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Bill was born in Cas­tor, Alta., on De­cem­ber 31, 1921. He joined the Cal­gary Tanks, trav­elled over­seas and par­tic­i­pated in the raid on Dieppe, aka “Op­er­a­tion Ju­bilee,” on Au­gust 19, 1942. On that fate­ful day, their Churchill tank “threw” a track on the heavy chert of the beach. Not long af­ter, he and his crew were forced to sur­ren­der to the Ger­mans. He watched as al­lied Spit­fires strafed their own men in the town. He was held pris­oner at Sta­lag 8-B un­til the end of the war. He passed away on May 10, 2012.

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