Tribble, Ernest Edward

The destruction of the German transportation system was an important phase of the Allied strategy used in defeating the Axis powers and the combined Air Forces did a major part of this job. F/L Ernest Edward Tribble was flying in one of the squadrons briefed for this work when, on June 19, 1944, he lost his life over Boulogne, France. Twenty - four years of age, the husband of the former Miss Marion Verna Banks and the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Tribble, 23 Palmerston Ave., the young pilot had had a splendid service career since his enlistment in December, 1940. Upon his graduation in October, 1941 at Camp Borden, Ont., he was granted his commission and then served as an instructor in Eastern Canada until he was assigned to overseas duty in December, 1943. He had many sorties over enemy territory to his credit. Since his boyhood, F/L Tribble had taken a keen interest in military training. While at the Collegiate Institute and Vocational School he was a member of the Cadet Corps and later he was a 2nd lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion, Dufferin and Haldimand Rifles of Canada (Reserve). Before his entry in the Air Force, F/L Tribble was on the staff of the Canada Permanent Trust Company. He was a member of Brant Avenue United Church.

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