R. E. MacKerrow, DFC
Born 1915 in Toronto, Flying Officer Robert East MacKerrow attended St. Andrew's College from 1928 to 1934.
He was living in Kleinburg, Ontario and working as a lawyer when he enlisted in Toronto, on 20 February 1942. He trained at No.5 ITS (graduated 26 September 1942), No.13 EFTS, No.3 AOS (graduated 12 April 1943) and No.8 BGS (graduated 21 August 1943). Mackerrow was commissioned on October 1943 and served in No. 432 Squadron.
He was mentioned in dispatches in June 1945 and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross in on 23 November 1945. The DFC itself was sent by registered mail, on 21 December 1949. Unit identified in Air Force Routine Orders only as "Overseas"; proper unit identified in DHist file 181.009 D.1725 (PAC RG.24 Box 2067). DHist file 181.009 D.1719 (PAC RG.24 Vol.20606) has recommendation forwarded to No.6 Group Headquarters, 3 February 1945 (see below.).