At the outbreak of the Second World War, in September 1939, Brian Hodgkinson was happily employed in the broadcasting industry as a staff announcer with Radio Station CKY, a regional network of the CBC, in Winnipeg. When the bugle blew he volunteered for the RCAF. After his POW experience, he became a radio personality in Cleveland, Ohio, a prominent newscaster and editorialist for several of the city's broadcasting stations over a period of some 35 years. It was there that he fostered an unlikely friendship with Gerorge E. Condon, a newspaper man whose job it was to give scholarly critiques of radio and television. Later, Condon would edit the memoirSpitfire Down. Hodgkinson was still assembling his collection of memories at the time of his sudden and unexpected death in Cleveland, Ohio, on March 26, 1999.
Spitfire Down: The POW Story (Author)