Since WW1, Canada has awarded silver Memorial Crosses to the next of kin of men and women that have lost their lives during wartime. More commonly known as the Mother's Cross, it is awarded to both mothers and widows.
Our hero "Vic" was born in Ohio and was living in Indiana when he decided to become a fighter pilot.
We assume he trained in Canada and then joined 402 RCAF Squadron as a Flight Sgt. (Pilot) in the UK.
On 24 August 1942, Vic's Squadron attacked a group of German FW190s. Then, they were jumped by a larger group of FWs. Vic's Spitfire was shot down. His remains were recovered and reside in the Valery-en-Caux Franco-British Cemetery (near Dieppe), far from his Indiana home.
Edited by Wharfmaster, 02 February 2013 - 07:31 PM.