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    Egyptian civilian Baha Eldin Hosny is listed in Christie's "Ocean Bridge: The History of RAF Ferry Command" as missing out of Gander along with three other crewmembers on 24 Jan 1942 in Hudson AM932. The Ferry Command ORB for Dorval, Quebec, gives the names of the missing crew but Hosny is not among them; nor does his name surface on the CWGC website. The RCAF Station Gander ORB makes mention of the missing a/c and its pilot, but that's it, and the Ferry Command diary for Gander doesn't begin until August 1942. Any help in clarifying this is appreciated.

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    Sorry canít help with loss but have you seen this


    September 23, 1941
    A Publisher Extra Newspaper
    The Gazette from Montreal, Quebec, Quebec, Canada ∑ 7

    Baha Eldin Hosny of Egypt Nominates Flight from Iraq to' Haifa Any Sign of Weakening Will Bring Action, Says Hon. T. D. Bouchard PLEASED AT PROGRESS ?f!iiiiii-iriWur'ij 'iimiWM """ ,vy- water from underground and cmp-tio it into the thirsty ground. "And when he is old. they have him for dinner," he said. Baha Hosny studiedtwo and a half years at Birmingham University to be an electrical engineer, then returned to Egypt where he took up flying. In 1936 he spent six months at Southhampton, England, in air service training, returning to his native country to be an instructor at Misr Flying School. Cairo. In 1938 he Joined the service of Misr Airlines, Government-controlled service. Service has been curtailed because of the war but there are still flights between Cairo and Cyprus and Palestine. Telling of his experiences In desert flying, he said the sandstorms get so bad that if one is driving a car, the sand cuts little pits in the glass windshield and scrapes the paint right off the body. The R.A.F. flier left Misr Airlines in May, just at the start of the British-Free French Syrian campaign, and came here by. way of Misr. thy citizens, Mr. Hosny said, are contributing to the king's fund. Compulsory primary education, lo teach the Egyptian peasants at least the three lis is in force, it was learned, and hospitals, stationary as well as mobile, have been growing in numbers. Hussein Hosny, the R A F. flier's younger brother, hopes to reach Montreal in time to enrol in McGill University's arts and science course this year, the visitor revealed, and will later enter engineering. His father, he said, who is now retired, was a former chief engineer in the Ministry of Irrigation, all-important feature of highly agricultural Egypt's national life. The University of Cairo, where he obtained his matriculation, has a ,high standing, and its students are accepted at almost all universities of Britain and the Continent. Upper class Egyptians are mostly of Turkish or Coptic descent, it was explained, the Turkish strain having been introduced by an invasion under Mohammed Ali, and the Copts being regarded as the descendants of the ancient Pharaohs,

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    January 26, 1942
    A Publisher Extra Newspaper
    The Gazette from Montreal, Quebec, Quebec, Canada ∑ 13




    A.F. Ferry Bomber With Crew of 4 Lost A T.neUhead Hudson aircraft. en route to Great Britain, Saturday, utoc rennrtoH Inst with its crew of four, according to a statement from the Royal Air Force Ferry com mand. The text of the official com- Command regrets to announce that a Lockheed Hudson aircraii, on ae-liverv to the United Kingdom, is missing. The crew consists of Robert Warren Whitmore, of Miami, Fla., captain of the aircraft; Baha Eldin Hosny, or Heiiopons, fcgypi, first officer; Sqdn.-Ldr. Edward Dan Chantler, of Hove, Sussex, RnolanH . naviffatnr. nnrl Horace Gavzal Meyers, of Vancouver, B.C., radio operator."

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    That's great Paul! Thanks for the clarification. Much appreciated.

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    Would be nicer to see a "cleaned up" version of these articles - to me they are really just a mess! What has happened? Seems that another article has been hopelessly scrambled up with the desired ones. Also some problem with optical recognition I think.
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    David they are the OCR from the newspaper you canít read the original without a subscription.which I donít have !

    So I posted what is in their hoping a general gist of what is written can be obtained

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    Thanks Paul, understood.
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    Paul. Where did you search to get the OCR version? Seems that Google has a large collection of newspapers archived, including the Montreal Gazette. I don't think it's a searchable collection, but if you know the date of the article you can easily find the issue. May not be able to save or copy the text (maybe screenshot it), but at least you can read it in its original form. And maybe you know all this...

    Darrell

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    Put into Google


    Baha Eldin Hosny site:newspapers.com

    And then choose a result and then OCR

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