Brothers honoured for their service as “RCAF Americans”

Three men in uniforms and wedge caps in a sepia-toned photograph labelled “Robert & Ralph Hendricks With friend in middle”. PHOTO: Submitted
An undated photograph of Robert and Ralph Hendricks, wearing RCAF uniforms and flanking an unnamed RCAF friend. The text on the photo reads “Robert & Ralph Hendricks With friend in middle”. PHOTO: Submitted

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On October 13, 2018, the Colorado Aviation Hall of Fame inducted Ralph Morris Hendricks, an American who served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War, as one of its laureates.

Ralph’s twin brother, Robert Henry Hendricks, was inducted into the CAHF last October. Robert died on active service, in a swimming accident, just as he was finishing flight school in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, in 1941.

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