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NORAD, Canadian 419 Tactical Fighter (Training) Squadron
180228-F-ZB121-001.JPG Photo By: MSgt John Gordinier

Feb 28, 2018
Colorado Springs, Colo. - COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo (Feb. 23, 2018) – George Sweanor, a retired 98-year-old Royal Canadian Air Force Squadron Leader and World War II veteran living in Colorado Springs, received a surprise visit from members of 419 Tactical Fighter (Training) Squadron following the unit’s training mission in El Centro, California. Sweanor was one of the founding members of the squadron that stood up in 1941 in the United Kingdom as the third RCAF bomber squadron overseas. In the background, one of seven CT-155 Hawk jets they flew, this one in particular sporting a special WWII paint scheme.


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