Two Hurricanes off the coast of Newfoundland. These aircraft were doing submarine patrols along the coast of Newfoundland carrying two 250 lb depth charges. Dr. MacKenzie was flying the aircraft at the top of the picture when the photo was taken.
Dr. MacKenzie's log book showing his flying time during training, coastal defence and European operations. This page shows Dr. MacKenzie's activities with beach head patrols during the Normandy landings.
Left to right: 1939-1945 Star; Aircrew Europe; Defence Medal; Canadian Volunteer Service Medal; Victory Medal and French Croix de Guerre (awarded for exceptional services rendered during the liberation of France).
Medal commemorating D-Day on June 6, 1944 awarded to those in attendance at the 50th Anniversary who took part in the 1944 D-Day and Normandy Campaign. The reverse of the medal (right) shows the Normandy coastline and lists the Allied beaches.
Dr. Bruce MacKenzie in the cockpit of an F-18 fighter plane. Comox, B.C. 1989.
"During the previous campaigns we had lost at least 50% of our experienced flying personnel; some had been shot down, while others had finished their tours."