Jay on 625 Squadron
Married Berneice Thompson
September 4, 1948.
Jay was born on June 30, 1925 at Toronto and died on March 3, 2001.
He attended Holy Name school and Daforth Technical School. He worked as an Aluminium welder on Lancaster aircraft at Victory Aircraft, Malton.
He joined the RCAF at Toronto on January 20, 1943. He did his Manning Depot in Toronto, Uplands; #9 B&G, Mont Joli, Commando Course, Valleyfield, PQ. He received his Air Gunner Wing at Mont Joli on Dec.23/43.
Posted to Bournemouth in the UK and then t#28 OTU Wymswold; #1481 GS, Ingham; #1656 HCU, Lindholme; #1 LFS, Hemswell. On completion of these course he was posted to #625 Squadron, #1 Group at Kelstern, Lincs.
Original Crew: Lloyd Hannah (Pilot); Tom (Pappy) Baird (BA); Roy Strachan (Nav); Stanway (MUG); Jack Soule (WAG);Geoff Maynard (FE)
2nd Crew; Jim Jardine(Pilot); Dutch Erling (Nav); John Cottrell )BA); Eric Thale (WAG); Miles (FE); J. Thompson (MUG).