Bob was born on May 19, 1921 at St. Catherines, Ontario. He attended Thorold High School and worked at Hayes Steel Products. He enlisted in the RCAF at Hamilton in February 1942.
Trained at #1 Manning Depot, Toronto; #1 ITS Toronto; #20 EFTS Oshawa; #4 AOS Crumlin (London). He was awarded his Navigator Wing at Crumlin on October, 1943 and was posted to the UK.
He trained at #10 AFU Dumfries; #22 OTU Stratford; #1659 Con Unit Topcliffe.
He was posted to #433 Squadron RCAF 6 Group at Skipton-on-Swale, Yorks.
His crew consisted of F/L Ray Mountford, Pilot; F/O Hank Langlands B/A; W/O Ernie Munro, AG; F/S John Christie,AG; WO2 Ivan Jarvis, WAG; St. John Bell (RAF) F/E.
Bob left the RCAF on September 26, 1945.
Graduated in Commerce from the U.of T. in 1949. Became a CPA/CA in 1957. Employed by Shell Canada as Finance Manager, Pension Fund Manager etc. to 1981.
Married Margaret Charlwood, St. Catherines in September 1947. Three children - John(1949); Marie (1952) and Diane (1956).
Self Ray Mountford