Mike was born in Brampton, Ontario on January 19, 1924. He attended Brampton Central P.S. and Brampton HS. He enlisted in the RCAF at Toronto on January 19, 1942. He trained at Manning Depot in Lachine; #6 ITS Toronto; #20 EFTS Oshawa; #16 SFTS Haggersville where he received his Pilot Wing, March 30, 1943.
He was posted to the UK on April 15, 1943 and his advanced training took place at: AFU, Greenham Common; #1511 BAT, Greenham Common; #820 OTU Gamston; #1659 HCU Topcliffe.
He served on #429 Squadron, Leeming, Yorks: #3 FIS, Lulsgate Bottom; #22 OTU Wellesbourne Mountford as an instructor.
Some of the crew members who flew with Mike were: A.J. Sobotin, RCAF (Nav.); A.G.Brown, RCAF (BA);
W.T.McDonald, RAF (FE); W.Dobson, W.I.Staples, both RAF (W/O); E.R.Moody, RCAF (W/O); P.D.Bluenthner,
J.V.Sheardown and G.J. Ritchie, RCAF (AG).
Mike was demobbed from the RCAF on October 26, 1945 in Toronto.
He was employed by Bell Canada from October 1946 in Commercial/Marketing Division until retirement in November 1980.
Mike and Betty Burton Charters were married on October 4, 1947. Their children are: Mrs. Anne Katherine Randell; Michael Henry Sloski; Peter Anthony Sloski and David John Sloski.           July 6, 2001

Mike - New P/O March 3/43 prior to posting to UK.

Wedding Day - Mike & Betty B. Charters
October 4, 1947 ( Christ Church Brampton)