Russell Bannock

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Russ Bannock in October 1944

Russell William Bannock[1] OOnt DSO DFC* (born Bahnuk;[2] November 1, 1919 – January 4, 2020) was a Canadian Air Force fighter ace during the Second World War. He was a chief test pilot for de Havilland Canada.[3] He was born in Edmonton, Alberta.

In 2011, he was made a member of the Order of Ontario "for his contributions to the aerospace industry".[4]

Bannock died on January 4, 2020 at the age of 100.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Russ Bannock Versus the V-1". 30 December 2019.
  2. McCaffery, Dan (1990). Air Aces: The Lives and Times of Twelve Canadian Fighter Pilots. ISBN 9781550283211.
  3. Taylor, Gilbert (2 December 2019). "Canada's Russell Bannock, the 'Saviour of London'". Toronto Sun.
  4. "30 Appointees Named To Ontario's Highest Honour". Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration. January 21, 2011. Archived from the original on February 13, 2019. Retrieved January 7, 2020.
  5. Remembering aviation legend Russell Bannock

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