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Edward George (Ted) Fox
F/O Edward George (Ted) Fox, only son of Mr. and Mrs. George P. Fox, 33 Sarah St., was reported missing on the morning of December 18, 1944, following air operations over Duisberg, Germany. It has been learned that his plane, a Halifax bomber, exploded in midair and five of the crew were able to parachute out and were taken prisoners of war. The other two, one of whom was F/O Fox, lost their lives. The well-known Brantford airman had distinguished himself in the service of the R.C.A.F., having had 22 operations to his credit, and his loss was a severe one to the Thunderbird Squadron. He began his Air Force life in June, 1942, and trained as a wireless air gunner in Lachine, Toronto, Guelph and Fingal, where he graduated and received his wings in August, 1943. He then served in the Eastern Air Command for four months before going overseas in January, 1944. As a student, he had far more than average ability, and in active service, proved equally capable, being recommended for a commission in England. He was subsequently promoted to pilot officer and later to flying officer. Born in Brantford, June 30, 1922, Ted attended Major Ballachey School and the Collegiate Institute and Vocational School. He was a member of St. Jude's Anglican Church and was actively interested in the Young Men's Bible Class and the A.Y.P.A. After his school days, he worked for a time at the Ryan Printing Company, and later was employed at the Cockshutt Plow Company, Ltd. Quiet and reserved by nature, he had, nevertheless, a great capacity for friendship, and he is mourned by a wide circle of friends.