Air Force Museum of Alberta

Harry Kennedy

"He gave full measure of his airmanship to all tasks set to him, as a first generation bush pilot, a wartime military aviator and a peacetime military commander, which resulted in outstanding benefit to Canadian aviation."

Harry Kennedy

"He gave full measure of his airmanship to all tasks set to him, as a first generation bush pilot, a wartime military aviator and a peacetime military commander, which resulted in outstanding benefit to Canadian aviation."

Harry Kennedy

Harry Marlowe Kennedy was educated in Winnipeg, Manitoba and in 1925 joined the RCAF officer cadet program where he earned his pilot's rating and a Commission as a Flying Officer. In 1928 he worked as an aerial photographer for the Civil Government Air Operations and in 1932 flew airmail along the Winnipeg-Pembina route.

Later that year he transferred to flying bush operations in the north, which was involved in flying numerous mercy missions. He rejoined the RCAF during the Second World War and in doing so helped found the RCAF's Transport Instrument and Night Flying School at Pennfield Ridge, New Brunswick.

Born: 27 Aug 1904, Winnipeg, MB
Died: 11 June 1989
Awards: AFC, CD

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