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Hamilton WW2 hero destroyed an enemy plane with a load of bricks

from CBC News

A 90-year-old veteran in Dundas goes by a curious nickname: The Brick Bomber. The nickname's origins go back to one particular day in 1944 in the skies over Burma. Born in Hamilton, Ontario, in 1923, Art Adams wanted to become a pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force, but his eyesight was poor. Instead, he joined up and served as a kicker, the evocatively named precursor to what today's force calls a leading aircraftman. Planes would fly supplies to where the British and Allied forces were, trying to stop the advance of the Japanese through Burma to India. more


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