Provincial Archives of New Brunswick

New Brunswick During World War II

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The Battlefields

By 1945, more than 40,000 New Brunswickers had served in all theaters of war and in all corps. New Brunswick units fought honorably and heroically in Italy and in Northern Europe. Lieutenant-Commander Bruce S. Wright served with the RCN during the Second World War, and was instrumental in forming and commanding the "Sea Reconnaissance Unit", termed "The Frogmen of Burma", serving under Admiral Lord Mountbatten in Southeast Asia. On his return from military service he became director of the Northeast Wildlife Station at the University of New Brunswick.