Final answer – Sidney Bregman

Squadron photo Jan 1944 unidentified pilot


Just to let you know the unknown squadron 443 member kneeling in the front row beside Luis Perez Gomez is Sidney Bregman (not EH Fairfield). When the Step-Daughter of Sidney e-mailed me she confirmed that after looking at the photo copy of the squadron picture I sent her she knew right away that Sidney was the unknown squadron member. I was saying to Tara that I’m curious now to figure out which one is EH Fairfield in the squadron picture?


Sidney Bregman

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Beloved husband, dear father, founding partner of Bregman and Hamann Architects (B+H). Many years of his young life he spent flying his Spitfire in World War 2. He received great pleasure from racing his sailboats. His contribution to the City of Toronto in the Arts and Architecture is immeasurable. A valuable life has left us forever. Passed away on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at West Park Long Term Care in Toronto. Beloved husband of Gladye. Loving father and father-in-law of Ross (Caryl), Lloyd, Nina, Susanne (April), and step-children Noni and Lynn. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Harry and Bernice, and brother-in- law Morley Diskin. Predeceased by his brother Joe and sister Jean Diskin. A special thanks to his caregivers Irene and Julius. At Benjamin’s Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service

4 thoughts on “Final answer – Sidney Bregman

  1. Hi Nicole and Pierre,

    I misunderstood your email Nicole. I will make the correction. Therefore, the last unknown pilot (originally identified as “Ferguson”) is in the back row on the far right. This must be E.H. Fairfield.


  2. I am pleased to learn that Sidney Bregman lived a long and full life with a large family. The reason for my interest is that on my 58th birthday (27th. September 2016) I will be flying in Spitfire MJ627 in which, as a member of RCAF 441 squadron, on the same day in 1944, P/O Bregman shot down a Messerschmitt Bf109 over Arnhem. I have many reasons for making this flight, but mainly it is as an act of respect and remembrance, also to try and gain a greater appreciation of the difficulties and discomfort that the men who took part in this conflict underwent. To say nothing of the thrill of a lifetime in actually flying one of these beautiful aircraft.

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