Oakville Images
Bernard W. Rich


Description
Ken Wrigglesworth
, Videographer
Janette Schuringa
, Interviewer
Koorosh Zarezadeh
, Editor
Media Type:
Image
Video
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
This image is a screenshot from a video produced by the Oakville Public Library and the Town of Oakville. This video is an interview with Bernard W. Rich, a World War II veteran.
Notes:
In this interview, Bernard Rich speaks about his experiences as a pilot during the Second World War. Bernard explains that he joined the airforce when he was 19 years old because he couldn’t find work in Quebec City with him being so close to the draft age. After working as a flight instructor, he was stationed in southern England and flew priority wounded back from the field to there. He was then stationed in India and Burma and there experience many of the region’s challenging conditions. Bernard also explains that following the defeat of Japan he helped many transport many of the POWs from the region and that the condition of these men made a great impression on him. Sadly, Bernard returned home to some unfortunate circumstances but was later hired by TransCanada Airlines, which is now AirCanada, as a pilot to continue his love of flying.
Publisher:
Oakville Public Library and the Town of Oakville
Place of Publication:
Oakville, Ontario
Date of Original:
June 20, 2007
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
VIOI0002
Collection:
Oakville at War Veteran Interviews
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    fltLatitude: 43.4473682625124
    Latitude: 43.4473682625124 Longitude: -79.6665048808289
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Terms of Use:
Creative Commons Noncommercial: This work may be copied, distributed, displayed, and performed, as well as have derivative works based upon it — but for noncommercial purposes only.
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Oakville ON L6J 2Z4

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Bernard W. Rich


This image is a screenshot from a video produced by the Oakville Public Library and the Town of Oakville. This video is an interview with Bernard W. Rich, a World War II veteran.