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The Saga of a Canadian Typhoon Fighter Pilot Book Signing
November 21, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm| Free
Jack Henry Hilton, a 96 year old Typhoon Fighter Pilot from WWII with the Royal Canadian Air Force will be signing his new book, “The Saga of a Canadian Typhoon Fighter Pilot.”
Hilton was recently awarded the Knight of Legion of Honour Medal from the Government of France. Even though he has received numerous medals, Hilton does not consider himself a hero. He says, “The real heroes are the ones that didn’t come home.”
During the second World War, Hilton experienced being shot down, had anti-aircraft fire sandblasts and crash landed more times than he would like to talk about. But, its the men that didn’t come home that live in his memory. Hilton’s squadron lost half of their pilots every 90 days. Of the 28 men he deployed with, Hilton was one of only 8 that returned.
His story is one that movies are made of.
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