Thursday, May 17, 2012

Paul Albert Hartman DFC, AFC,CD 1918-1990

Paul Hartman moved to South Portland, Maine in 1933 where he was educated and learned to fly. He enlisted in 1941 in the RCAF and graduated as a pilot the same year. Hartman then completed operational training in Northern Ireland and joined No. 69 Squadron, RAF at Malta in 1942 where he flew a Wellington bomber on night operations. At the end of the war, Hartman served at the Test and Development Establishment at Rockcliffe, Ontario and later was named the commanding officer of the Central Experimenting and Proving Establishment. His extensive flying experience in all RCAF aircraft placed him in the role of test pilot of the CF-100 and the F-68E acceptance trials