Jack Alexander McHutchion

Jack Alexander McHutchion

F/O Jack Alexander McHutchion, only son of Cpl. Lloyd McHutchion, and Mrs. McHutchion, 111 Park Ave., was reported missing after air operation to Vierzon, France, on the night of June 30, 1944, and with his death, the R.C.A.F. lost a brilliant young navigator who had shown great promise and whose skill had been fully recognized by his superior officers. Enlisting in the R.C.A.F. on July 9, 1942, F/O McHutchion trained in Toronto at Manning Pool, at the Eglinton Club and graduated on May 28, 1943, from No. 1 A.O.S. at Malton. After his embarkation leave, he was posted briefly to Halifax and then in July left for overseas from New York. He was then attached to the R.A.F. 625th Pathfinder Squadron, and prior to that last fatal night had made many sorties over enemy territory. Born in Brantford, on December 15, 1921, Jack attended Paris, Alexandra and King Edward Public Schools and graduated from the Brantford Collegiate Institute and Vocational School. He was a member of the Zion United Sunday School and the Fiat Club and played basketball with the S.S. team. His sporting interests also included hockey and baseball. Before his enlistment, he was employed for three years in the Watson Manufacturing Company's office. F/O McHutchion followed in the footsteps of his father, Cpl. McHutchion, in serving with the R.C.A.F. The latter enlisted in 1940, and was still in the service at the time of writing. His sister, Thelma, was a private in the C.W.A.C. F/O McHutchion is buried at St. Pierre de Jard, France.

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