Mr. Cowhey and fellow RCAF trainees in their initial training after enlisting. After completing this course, during which time they were billeted at Queen's University, the trainees were sent to Calgary, Alberta, for flying school, 1943.Gerald Cowhey
Mr. Cowhey and his crew standing in front of their Halifax Mark 7. Most of them, including Mr. Cowhey (far left) are wearing their Mae West life jackets. The crew flew as part of 426 Squadron.Gerald Cowhey
Mr. Cowhey's log book entry for his 32nd mission, the completion of his operational tour, over Cologne, Germany. After he logged their return to the RCAF station, Mr. Cowhey also wrote the word AMEN!Gerald Cowhey
The new Mr. and Mrs. Cowhey on their honeymoon at the cliffs of Cornwall, England.Gerald Cowhey
Top: RCAF crews while completing a tour of ops often dropped leaflets, like these food ration coupons, over German territory. Bottom: Escape photos Mr. Cowhey carried with him in case his plane went down and he could connect with the underground.Gerald Cowhey
"You're twenty years old and you think of your own mortality and are you going to survive the next twenty-six trips. We did."