Flight Sergeant Norman Raitblat of Toronto, Ontario, was officially presumed dead after air operations over Hamburg on November 9, 1942. Enlisting in the air force in March 1941, Flight Sergeant Raitblat trained at Toronto Manning Pool, No. 1 Initial Training School, Mount Hope and Brantford, where he obtained his wings. He was sent overseas in November 1941 and was attached to a French Canadian bomber squadron which had just been formed. He had almost completed a year’s flying as a Wellington bomber pilot when he was reported missing. A sister, Frances, served as section officer in the Women’s Division of the R.C.A.F.