Divers find long-lost WW II bomber in Newfoundland Lake

An item from the Legion Magazine.


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Divers find long-lost WW II bomber in Newfoundland Lake

STORY BY STEPHEN J. THORNE

On Sept. 4, 1943, Wing Commander John M. Young of the Royal Canadian Air Force was on the yoke taking off from his base in Gander, Nfld., with three crew aboard when an engine on his Liberator 589D is believed to have failed.

The B-24 aircraft of Young’s No. 10 Squadron made a slow turn and barrel-rolled into Gander Lake. No one survived. After a brief, aborted recovery effort, it was the last anyone saw of Liberator 589D for 79 years.

 

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A brief history of Canada and the Victoria Cross

STORY BY SHARON ADAMS

Herbert Taylor Reader, of Perth, Ont., decided in 1850 to follow in his father’s footsteps, Colonel George Hume Reade, a staff surgeon with the Leeds Militia in Upper Canada, who was killed in the Crimean War.

After completing his medical education in Quebec and Ireland, Reade joined the 61st Regiment of Foot in the British Army in 1850 as an assistant surgeon. It was the first step in a distinguished 36-year military career that would lead him to the company of royalty.

 

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A final salute to Queen Elizabeth II,

1926-2022

STORY BY TOM MACGREGOR

“For many of us, we have only ever known one Queen,” said Governor General Mary Simon after the death of Queen Elizabeth II at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on Sept. 8. She had been the Queen of Canada for 70 years.

“Queen Elizabeth II was a constant presence in our lives,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. “Time and again, Her Majesty marked Canada’s modern history. Over the course of 70 years and 23 royal tours, [she] saw this country from coast to coast to coast and was there for our major, historical milestones.”

 

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Exclusive excerpt: Lifesavers and Body Snatchers

STORY BY TOM MACGREGOR

It’s been long known that the First World War helped push medicine and treatment options forward, but historian Tim Cook has uncovered a disturbing reality. Doctors were removing body parts from slain soldiers without consent and sending them back to Canada to be studied and put on display.

In his new book, Lifesavers and Body Snatchers: Medical Care and the Struggle for Survival in the Great War, Cook tells the untold history and the secret legacy of medicine at war. His deep archival research and use of unpublished letters make for gripping writing. Read an excerpt from Cooks book now.

 

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