Rooney Hodgins, DFC, Royal Canadian Air Force

Rooney Hodgins was a fighter pilot during the Second World War, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross, 1939-1945 Star, Air Crew Europe Star with France and Germany bar, Defence Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with bar and 1939-1945 War Medal. He served with distinction during D-Day and the Normandy campaign. Rooney continued to serve in the Royal Canadian Air Force after the war until he was killed in a flying accident in 1948 during the trials of the Vampire fighter jet.
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