William De Boos
De Boos enlisted shortly after France fell to Germany in
1940. He was assigned to navigation training in Edmonton
after completing initial training in Sydney, Australia. De Boos spent
just over a month in Edmonton before moving on to bombing and
gunnery school in Mossbank, Saskatchewan, and astro-navigational
training in Rivers, Manitoba. Overseas, he was posted to
Middle East, completing a 32 operation tour. He then served
out of England, flying in night bombers and pathfinders.
De Boos won the Distinguished Flying Cross, with a bar.
Like so many other service men, De Boos captured some
of events of his time in service in letters. In the
following correspondence, the young airman let his mother know how things
were going far away from home.
William De Boos' Letter ]
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