James Doohan was to gain fame as Scotty on Star Trek. But on the outbreak of War in 1939 he joined the Royal Canadian Artillery serving as a lieutenant in 13th Field Regiment in the U.K. He landed on D-Day at Juno beach where late in the day he was seriously wounded being hit four times in a friendly fire incident. Evacuated to the U.K, on recovery he trained as an AOP pilot, and served as an artillery spotter from 1945 to the wars end flying Austers..
James Doohan, Star Trek’s loveable engineer ‘Scotty’, first gained military experience in the Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps, then was commissioned as an artillery officer in the Royal Canadian Army at the outbreak of the war in September 1939. He trained in England from 1940, but his first combat mission did not come until 1944 – the historic invasion of Normandy at Juno Beach on D-Day.