On March 22, 1945, in what should have been Ron and his crewmates' last mission, the bomber directly in front of their plane blew up. Ron's plane WL-D is can be seen in the foreground.
Photo taken of Ron while on leave in London just after a bomb had exploded nearby.
Ron on leave in London. Overlooking Westminster, which house the House of Commons.
Photo taken shortly after the crew finished their tour of duty in March 1945.
In front row from left to right - Bob Henry, Al Coleman, Frank Welsh.
In back row from left to right - Hal Ward, Joe Casavant, Bill Thomsom, Ron Pyves.
Photo taken of Ron Pyves and Bill Thomson after they had just completed their second trip to Duisburg, Germany within 24 hours on Oct 14/15, 1944.
Source: Montreal Herald, Dec 15, 1944.
434 and 431 Squadron being briefed by S/L W.A. Bently before the raid to Essen on the night of Oct 23, 1944. Ron Pyves is located in fourth row on the right.
Source: Library and Archives Canada/National Defence collection/Accession 2008-0377-PL33942.
Lancaster WL-D flown by Bob Henry with "Kathleen" nose art clear depicted on front of aircraft - named in honour of Kathleen Emily Eason.
First picture that Kay sent Ron, which he received shortly after he arrived in England.
Ron was awarded five medals for his service in WWII; The 1939-1945 Star, The France and Germany Star, The Defence Medal, The Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and The War Medal 1939-1945