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(Ret) Lt. Gen­eral Don Laub­man/dfc Don was born in Provost, Alta., on Oc­to­ber 16, 1921. He en­listed in the RCAF in Septem­ber 1940. He was com­mis­sioned in Septem­ber, 1942 and posted to the UK/412 Squadron in 1943. He flew mostly Spitfires in World War II and is the fourth high­est rank­ing RCAF ace. On April 14, 1945 he was shot down by flak and be­came a POW. He later es­caped by driv­ing a Kü­bel­wa­gen back to his squadron. Don was re­leased from the RCAF in Septem­ber 1945 but re­joined to even­tu­ally re­tire as a Lt. Gen­eral. “Come D-day…it was in­cred­i­ble…as far as your eyes could see in any di­rec­tion, a ves­sel of one kind or another.” To view an in­ter­view with Don Laub­man, re­searched and pro­duced by Vet­er­ans Voices of Canada, en­ter this url into your com­puter browser: http:// bit. ly/ 2gcvn2p. Or visit vetvoice­can. org.

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