Kennedy, Frank

Frank Kennedy is a WW2 Veteran; he was born in Manitoba in 1923.  He is the 7th son in a family of 9, and he recalls some difficult early years as the family experienced the Great Depression in the Canadian Prairies.  The Dust Bowl swirled around them, and Frank’s father’s business faltered.  When the war came,  Frank and two brothers joined up.  Frank joined the RCAF, training to be a pilot.  He was in a number of BCATP bases and on his way to earning his wings, but the war was slowing down and the need for pilots was waning, so Frank did not end being sent overseas.  Frank was interviewed in April 2019 at the Sunnybrook Veterans’ Wing in Toronto.