John was born at St.Catherines on Mach 15, 1923. He enlisted in the RCAF at Hamilton in September, 1942.
He trained at #6 ITS, #23 EFTS and #18 SFTS. He was awarded his Pilot Wing at Gimili, Manitoba March 1944.
He was posted to 45 AT Group (RAF) at Dorval in April 1944 and received further training at #313 FTU, North Bay.
He served at the UK; Fr.Morocco; Algiers; Italy; Egypt; Iraq; India; Pakistan this was with 424 Squadron RCAF.

In a B24 lost an engine out of Gander bound for Prestwick. With an overload of fuel, had to stooge for hours before landing.
On a trans-Atlantic flight at night, had an aircraft pass in front at same altitude on a collision course. We missed.

He was demobbed at Toronto in October 1945.

He received a B.A. Sc, UofT.,MBA; McMaster, P.Eng.
President of family company involved in export finance.

Married to June(Taylor), daughters Lesley and Charlotte, son Taylor.