Clifford MacKay McEwen

Clifford MacKay McEwen, "Black Mike," fighter pilot, air vice-marshal (b at Griswold, Man 2 July 1896; d at Toronto 6 Aug 1967). He was credited with 22 victims while flying with 28 Squadron RAF in Italy in 1918.

Clifford MacKay McEwen, "Black Mike," fighter pilot, air vice-marshal (b at Griswold, Man 2 July 1896; d at Toronto 6 Aug 1967). He was credited with 22 victims while flying with 28 Squadron RAF in Italy in 1918. He joined the Canadian Air Force and reached the rank of air commodore in 1941, commanding training formations and 1 (Maritime) Group, RCAF in St John's, Nfld. In 1944 he took command of 6 (Bomber) Group in Yorkshire, Eng, and flew missions over Germany. His forceful leadership made his formation one of the most successful in Bomber Command. He retired 27 April 1946, becoming a consultant to aircraft manufacturers and a director of TRANS-CANADA AIRLINES.