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- Pibus, Harry Hodsmyth
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Henry ‘Harry’ Hodsmyth Pibus was born February 12, 1914 in Knowlton, QC, the son of Luther and Anabelle Pibus. He grew up in the village and after graduating from Knowlton High School, went on to study at Bishop’s University in Lennoxville.
While at Bishop’s, Harry participated in drama, hockey, football, and rugby and served on the Students’ Executive Council and Year Book Committee. He received his B.A. from Bishop’s in 1934 at the age of 20, and returned to the University the following year to complete the Teacher’s Course. Upon receiving his Education degree, he became a teacher at Lachute High School.
In 1940, at the age of 26, Harry entered the RCAF Flight Academy. He was first stationed at Regina, Saskatchewan and was later moved to other training bases across Canada, including in Alberta and Ontario. In the summer of 1941, he finally went overseas, where he finished his training and that fall, he commenced his service as a Pilot Officer for the RCAF as part of Squadron 82.
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