Smithville boy hero of 86 operational flights
Grimsby Independent, 17 Dec 1942, p. 5,6
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17 Dec 1942
Date Of Event
Dec. 13, 1942
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Merritt, Hugh ; Merritt, Ernest ; Shelton, Dorothy ; Merritt, Sydney ; Merritt, Ruth
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Despite the fact that it was 3:30 in the morning, the little village of Smithville turned out en masse on Sunday morning last to welcome home from overseas, on leave, a native son, a veteran of 86 operational flights over enemy territory.

Motoring from Hamilton with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Merritt, Flight-Lieut. Hugh Merritt, R.C.A.F., was greeted by Reeve Goodman Pettigrew, the town fathers, the village band and a great throng of citizens...

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Smithville boy hero of 86 operational flights