SAGER, Arthur




Author Tags: Biography, War

Born in Hazelton in 1916 where his father was a medical missionary, Arthur Sager served in World War II as Flight Commander of 421 and 416 Squadrons and Commanding Officer of 443 Squadron. His war experiences are recounted in Line Shoot: Diary of a Fighter Pilot (Vanwell). After the war he worked for 20 years for the United Nations. His pre-war experiences are recounted in a memoir called It's All In The Book: Notes of a Naive Young Man (Trafford 2003), based on a diary he kept between 1934 and 1940. Sager works as a mucker in a gold mine, gets a job as a deckhand on a Norwegian freighter and tries to become an actor in England, sleeping on park benches. He works as a cub reporter in London but quits to puruse his acting. Rejected by the R.A.F., he returns to Canada and works as a miner in Britannia, B.C. He joins the R.C.A.F. and is drafted in Februrary of 1941. He now lives in Victoria.

[BCBW 2003] "War" "Biography"