Service number J.25825.
Elwood Aldred spend one year of high school in Pasadena, California before moving to Regina with his family. He graduated from Normal School in Regina in 1934, teaching for two years in Pangman and Valor, Saskatchewan. He began driving bus for Greyhound in 1936 and then Pacific Stage Lines in 1946, until his retirement in 1979.
Elwood enlisted in the RCAF in 1942 and even though he was told that he was too big to be a pilot and would probably end up as an instructor, he persevered. He went overseas in 1943, flying coastal patrol and when the call came for all available pilots, he was attached to Bomber Command, flying twenty-nine sorties.
After the war, Elwood moved to Vancouver where he met his wife.
He died in MSA Hospital, Abbotsford
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