French village honours Saskatchewan bomber pilot
from The StarPhoenix
East Yorkshire Bomber pilot William Hughes and his crew took off from a British coastal airstrip and headed for a Nazi-controlled rail yard northeast of Paris. Hughes, born and raised in Vonda, Saskatchewan, was flying his 10th bombing mission, some of which included forays deep into Germany. Hughes and his men knew all along that bomber duty was the most dangerous job in the military, with one-third of the air crews dead and many more captured or wounded by war's end.
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