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    Grand Fork's Wartime Memories

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    Post by Battalion Colours on Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:19 am

    Here's another interesting virtual museum exhibit:

    Grand Fork's Wartime Memories

    "As part of Grand Forks' Wartime Memories, three veterans of the Second World War who served in the Royal Canadian Air Force were interviewed by local secondary school pupils. These decorated veterans are Hume Ritchie, Dave Dale and Albert "Chick" Talarico. The flight log books included in this exhibit illustrate the years of intensive training that aircrews went through in order to serve their country in the wartime struggle. Both Mr. Ritchie and Mr. Dale served with bomber aircraft that were shot down over Europe, and against all odds they both survived their ordeals. While Mr. Dale was captured by the enemy and became a POW, circumstance allowed Mr. Ritchie to reach the American Forces and make his way back to safety in England. Mr. Talarico served in Burma and India as part of a crew of transport aircraft that dropped supplies for army units in the field."
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    Post by sniper1shot on Sat May 07, 2011 7:45 pm

    I grew up in Grand Forks and knew Hume Ritchie and went to school with "chick" Talarico's kids.

    Small world.

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