For years, Ellwood looked for a relative of Maughan. He finally found his sister, but was never able to locate his son. Then, last month, Donald Maughan contacted Ellwood. He was coming to Normandy, and had arranged a tour through Rick Steves. As luck would have it, the tour was with Ellwood. The two arranged to keep Donald's father's identity secret from the rest of the tour group, until they reached Ellwood's home.
Then, he told the group how he had been looking for Clifford's son, without success, until he received that fated phone call a few weeks before . . . .
|Donald Maughan with Ellwood, by the plaque honoring his father|
They made their way to the C-47 Cafe, where Donald signed the C-47 tail piece for his father, joining the many other veterans who have placed their signatures there.
Ellwood is the tour guide for the American Road to Victory film series. He resides in Ste. Marie Eglise.