June 5 2019 6:00am

From Prairie boy to aviation legend: Second World War veteran recalls D-Day

On the eve of D-Day, when allied troops were getting their orders for the invasion of Normandy, France, James Francis “Stocky” Edwards turned 23 years old. The boy from Saskatchewan had barely seen a plane until he signed up for the military at age 19. On the eve of a defining moment of the Second World War, he was already a veteran fighter pilot.

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