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Montreal Jew Honored in Britain for Air Exploits

June 5, 1940
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A young Montreal Jew, William Henry Nelson, was among a group of Canadian and British airman who were honored on Saturday for heroic exploits in the war, it was learned here today.

Nelson, who is 22 and has been with the Royal Air Force since 1936, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Leader of a bombing squadron of five ships, he has been twice personally congratulated by King George for his role in raids on Sylt and Stavanger. Nelson’s father is a Montreal life insurance agent.

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