Ken was born on May 10, 1923 at Bible HIl, Nova Scotia. He received his Senior Matriculation at Windsor, N.S. he served in the Army Cadet Corps (6 years), Reserve Army (3 years), Sailor, Merchant Marine, one year.
He enlisted in the RCAF in June 1942. He was at #5 Manning Depot, Lachine; #3 ITS, Victoriaville; #7 AOS Portage La Prairie where he received his Navigator Wing in June 1943.
He was posted to the UK aboard the SS Louis Pasteur landing in July, 1943. He was posted to #2 (0) AFU Millum, Cumberland; #82 OTU, Ossington, Lincs; #1659 HCU, Topcliffe, Yorks.
He was posted to #426 (Thunderbird) Squadron, 6 Group, Bomber Command at Linton-on-Ouse, Yorks.
His crew on operations: Hugh Thompson (RCAF), Pilot; Al Dow, (RCAF), B/A; Guy Arbour (RCAF), Rear A/G (KIA replaced by Sam Grant (RCAF); Derek Webb (RCAF) F/E; Len Rouse (RCAF) WOP.
Ken left the RCAF in September 1945 at Halifax NS.
He attended the University of New Brunswick graduating with a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering in 1948. He was engaged in construction across Canada for many years, rising to the level of General Manager of two companies. In 1972, he joined the Department of Public Works of the Federal Government. For the next twenty years, he was in charge of most of the construction of Federal penitentiaries in Ontario. Between 1975 and 1990, Ken says he also spent much of his time flying around the North in bush planes supervising the construction of water and sewer systems, schools, nursing stations, hospitals etc. on Indian reserves.
Ken and Oota Greene of Fredericton were married after Kenís graduation in 1948. July 16, 2001
Newly commissioned ... 1943
Vetran ... 1945