George H. R. Phillips

Phillips flew as an observer in World War I and later with the Ontario Provincial Air Service before becoming a pilot himself. He was awarded the McKee Trophy in 1931 for his outstanding work on forest patrols for the Air Service. In 1926, Phillips flew the Giant Moth to Moose River, Nova Scotia, airlifting supplies for the effort to rescue two men trapped in a mining cave-in, an event that drew national attention. He served as an instructor and as a pilot for Ferry Command during World War II. He spent some months in a Vichy French prisoner camp in West Africa after becoming lost on a flight across the South Atlantic.

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