Ingalls, Ross Baxter

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Ingalls, Ross Baxter

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1914-2006

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Ross Baxter Ingalls was born in Danville in 1914, son of Mr. and Mrs. K.S. Ingalls and received his early education at Brantford Ontario. He attended Bishop's University, Lennoxville QC, but did not complete his degree due to his involvement in the war, joining the RCAF in 1940. On 15 March 1941, he graduated as a navigator, from No. 1 Air Navigation School at Rivers, Manitoba. He then proceeded overseas and after receiving additional training was then posted to No. 142 Squadron, Bomber Command, as a navigator. He received a Distinguished Flying Cross, August 11, 1942, and was decorated by H.M. the King, in February 1943. Ingalls remained in the RCAF after WW 2 and held a series of senior positions, rising to the rank of Group Captain before retiring in 1964. He had a younger brother, Flight Lieutenant Bruce J. Ingalls DFC, a pilot, who was killed in action over Italy, in 1944. Ross Baxter Ingalls DSO, DFC, CD Group Capt. (Retired) WWII RCAF Navigator died on October 29, 2006 at the Perley Rideau Veterans' Health Clinic, age 92. (http://www.canadaveteranshallofvalour.com/IngallsRB.htm)

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