Charles Dayton was born in the Prairies, but his family moved to Vancouver when he was a baby, and that is where he would grow up. When he finished high school in 1941, he joined the airforce, and he eventually became a navigator. With the war underway, Charles was stationed in many areas in Canada and overseas, before being sent to India. That is the area where Charles spent most of the war, tasked with many cargo runs as he delivered supplies to the Allied troops fighting against Japan in the Burma Theatre.
We met Charles at the Sunnybrook Veterans Wing in January 2018, where he was interviewed by a delegation of CHC2D students.
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