Clifford McEwen

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Clifford McEwen[1]
Nickname(s) Black Mike[1]
Born 2 July 1896
Griswold, Manitoba[1]
Died 6 August 1967(1967-08-06) (aged 71)[1]
Toronto, Ontario[1]
Place of burial National Field of Honour, Pointe-Claire, Quebec[1]
Allegiance  Canada
Service/branch Royal Flying Corps
Royal Canadian Air Force
Years of service 1916–1946[2]
Rank Air Vice-Marshal[2]
Unit 196th Battalion, CEF
No. 28 Squadron RFC[2]
Commands held No. 1 Group RCAF
No. 6 Group RCAF[2]
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath
Military Cross
Distinguished Flying Cross (2)
Bronze Medal of Military Valor[2]
Other work Director, Trans-Canada Air Lines[2]

Air Vice Marshal Clifford Mackay McEwen CB, MC, DFC & Bar (2 July 1896 – 6 August 1967) was a fighter ace in the British Royal Flying Corps during World War I and a senior commander in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II. His Second World War service culminated in his commanding No 6 (RCAF) Bomber Group in England from 28 February 1944 to 13 July 1945.

Clifford MacKay McEwen was born on 2 July 1896 in Griswold, Manitoba and grew up in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Clifford MacKay McEwen". Retrieved 26 July 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan". Retrieved 26 July 2010. 
Military offices
New title
Base formed
Air Officer Commanding Linton-on-Ouse Operational Base (RAF)
Renamed No. 62 Base October 1943

June 1943 – February 1944
Succeeded by
A D Ross