Christian, Robert “Bobby”

Force: Royal Canadian Air Force

Robert (“Bobby”) was born on January 7, 1921 in McLennan AB, the son of William and Winnifred (Haughn) Christian. He enlisted for service with the Air Force on February 19, 1941, his job being a plane mechanic, and doing reconnaissance. He was posted in Penhold AB, St. Thomas ON, Dartmouth NS, Gander NL, and Sydney NS. Bobby married Barbara Corkum on December 22, 1943 in Nova Scotia. They had 3 children: Bonnie, Richard, and Kurt. Robert died on January 5, 1981. Robert’s father served in both WW I and II. His sister Doreen was in the Air Force, and his brother Bill was in the Navy in WWII. He died on January 5, 1981.

Source: Trails and Rails North Vol. 1 p. 150
Trails and Rails North Vol. 2 pp. 99, 120, 203