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409 Squadron RCAF: The Nighthawks

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All who read this brief history of 409 Squadron cannot fail to be impressed by the magnitude of the effort of its personnel. The record of this night fighter squadron is a superb one and all aircrew and groundcrew alike can feel justifiably proud of the part they have played in making it so formidable. The Royal Canadian Air Force has acquired a magnificent record in World War II and it is the activities of squadrons such as this one which have brought lustre to the name of Canada.

(G. O. Johnson) Air Marshal
Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief