Terry was born in Schenectady, New York on August 2, 1920. He studied at the University of Pennsylvania for 2 years and then journeyed to Hamilton, Ontario and joined the RCAF on February 11, 1941.
He did his ITS at Toronto; #1 EFTS Toronto(Tiger Moths); #6 SFTS Dunnville (Harvards) and received his Pilot Wings at Dunnville, December 5, 1941.
He landed in the UK on January 2, 1942 then to #14 AFU Ossington, Notts; #14 OTU Cottesmore,(Hampdens);
First trip - Dusseldorf - July 31, 1942.
First Tour: #61 Squadron, 5 Group (Lancs 1 & 2) Second and Third Tours: #692 Squadron 8 Group (Mossies).
His crew were John Patterson, Navigator, on #61 Squadron (now in Ottawa): Hugh Hay, Navigator, on #692
(stayed in RCAF, retired as Group Captain, since died).
Mined Kiel Canal at dawn before D-Day in an unarmed Mossie. Thirty trips in Lancs, 50 trips, then 25 trips on Mossies. Awarded the DFM and DFC, retired as a Flight Lieutenant.
Five years commercial aviation, flying cattle from Malton to South America. Then went to highway freight transport industry, handling government and interline matters.
Served on Vaughan School Board for 5 1/2 years and on Vaughan Council for 4 years.
Teryy married Evelyn Cook of Toronto in 1948. They have two sons, Fred in Ottawa and Philip living in Toronto. They also have four grand children. April 19, 2001