Avis de recherche: l’équipage de J. B. Rivet

On recherche plus d’information sur ce pilote et sur cet autre aviateur, le sans-filiste Forget.

Forget
J. C. C.
R/132554
W/O Class I
Wireless Air Gunner
Équipage: J.B. Rivet

Richard Girouard, recherchiste pour le Musée de la Défense aérienne de Bagotville, co-auteur du livre Je te plumerai, m’a fourni cette information.

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Auriez-vous plus d’information sur ce sans-filiste et l’équipage de J.B. Rivet?

Il faisait partie de l’escadrille 425 Alouette qui a participé à cette mission sur Hambourg.

La seule mention du nom de Rivet dans mes dossiers se trouve sur le site disparu de Richard Koval dont j’avais sauvegardé cette page.

April 8/9, 1945

90 Halifaxes from 408, 415, 420, 425, 426, and 432 Squadrons were joined by 100 Lancasters from 419, 424, 427, 428, 429, 431, 433, and 434 Squadrons on an attack of the ship yards at Hamburg. The crews were over the target at between 16,500 and 19,000 feet, releasing 1,661,000 lbs of high explosives. According to reports, the weather was poor and the attack became scattered. This was the last time 6 Group was to attack Hamburg.

408 squadron

W/O1 W. Craven from 408 Squadron landed at Husbands Bosworth on return due to poor weather at base.

F/Sgt G. Roberts, S/Ldr W. Smith, F/O R. Chapman, F/O M. Monahan, F/Lt F. Smith, F/O A. Clifford, P/O L. Clarahan, and F/Lt A. Bossenberry landed at Bruntingthorpe on return due to poor weather at base.

F/O A. Jensen RCAF and crew, flying Halifax VII NP-769 coded EQ-D, failed to return from this operation.

Sgt A. Thorpe RAF
F/O J. Cunningham RCAF
F/O A. Taylor RCAF
P/O J. Walker RCAF
F/Sgt R. Smylie RCAF–POW
P/O R. Duncan RCAF

6 crew were killed and 1 POW.

415 squadron

F/O J. Hechter and crew from 415 Squadron flying Halifax VII PN-240 coded 6U-W were attacked by an unidentified twin engine enemy aircraft, there was no claim or damage. They landed at Chipping Warden on return due to poor weather at base.

F/O J. Addison and crew flying Halifax III NR-156 coded 6U-H were attacked by a ME-163, flying wing, there was no claim or damage. They landed at Chipping Warden on return due to poor weather at base.

F/O J. McKenzie, F/O D. Falconer, F/O R. Jupp, F/Lt F. Cahill, F/O E. Millbank, P/O V. Clothier, P/O L. Harker, F/O J. Patterson, F/O V. Clarke, F/O C. Holter, F/O L. Minkler, F/Lt A. Winmill and F/O A. Galley landed at Chipping Warden on return due to poor weather at base.

F/O D. Lambroughton and crew from 419 Squadron flying Lancaster X KB-839 coded VR-D were attacked by a ME-262, there was no claim or damage. They landed at Wing on return due to poor weather at base.

S/Ldr G. McMurtrie and crew flying Lancaster X KB-746 coded VR-S were attacked by a ME-262, there was no claim or damage. They landed at Wing on return due to poor weather at base.

F/Sgt C. MacLaren, F/Sgt D. Cushman, F/O G. Retallack, F/O J. Smith, F/Lt W. Manning,

F/O C. Widdecombe, F/O R. Chambers, F/O B. Nichols, W/Cdr M. Ferguson, and P/O J. MacNeil landed at Wing on return due to poor weather at base.

F/O H. Cram RCAF and crew, flying Lancaster X KB-752 coded VR-V, crashed on return.

F/Sgt J. Case RAF
F/O W. Olenski RCAF
F/O F. Crawford RCAF
W/O2 C. Hanna RCAF
Sgt E. McGrath RCAF
Sgt G. Hughes RCAF

All were safe after the stbd inner failed outbound, they continued to the target and bombed. On return the stbd outer burst into flames and the crew was forced to bail out over the continent.

420 squadron

F/O E. Cole from 420 Squadron was hit by flak, there were holes in the elevator. They landed at Desborough on return due to poor weather at base.

F/O R. Lepp was hit by flak, there were holes in the bomb doors. They landed at Desborough on return due to poor weather at base.

F/O H. Bishop was hit by flak, not serious. There was also an aerial from a Lancaster wrapped around the port propellers. They landed at Desborough on return due to poor weather at base.

F/O D. Hill and crew flying Halifax III NR-227 coded PT-V were attacked twice by JU-88′s. One JU-88 was claimed a, probable as many strikes were seen and it dove vertically through the cloud. They were hit by two cannon shells, one through the starboard elevator and one through the bomb doors.

F/O T. Ford landed at Wittering on return due to poor weather at base.

W/Cdr F. McCarthy, F/Lt D. McIntyre, F/O M. Callahan, F/O L. Bond, F/Sgt J. Bryan, F/O

N. Toderan, F/Lt N. McHolm, F/Lt L. Rush and P/O R. MacMillan landed at Desborough on return due to poor weather at base.

424 squadron

W/Cdr W. Norris from 424 Squadron was hit by flak, not serious. They landed at Little Horwood on return due to poor weather at base.
F/O M. Amm, F/O R. Morrison, F/O K. MacDonald, F/O D. Saunders, F/Lt C. Moir, F/O H. Mann, F/O D. Mullin, F/Lt D. Sillers and F/Lt J. King landed at Little Horwood due to poor weather at base.

425 squadron

S/Ldr R. Hemphill from 425 Squadron had the port outer propeller fly off just before the target. They completed the operation and landed safely at Manston on 3 engines.

P/O S. Miller and crew flying Halifax III MZ-419 coded KW-E were attacked twice by a FW-190, some strikes were seen and it was claimed damaged. They landed at Silverstone on return due to poor weather at base.

F/O J. Giguere and crew flying Halifax III NP-937 coded KW-T were attacked by an unidentified twin engine enemy aircraft, they was no damage or claim. They landed at Silverstone on return due to poor weather at base.

F/O J. McMahon landed at Lichfield on return due to poor weather at base.

F/Lt J. Brassard, F/O L. Paquette, F/O J. Rivet, F/O L. Dumas, F/O A. Belanger, F/Lt D. Petrie, F/O S. Blunt, F/O W. Donkin, F/O J. Kolisnek, F/O G. Buker and F/O A. McClemons landed at Silverstone due to poor weather at base.

426 squadron

P/O R. Woodsworth and crew from 426 squadron flying Halifax VII LW-201 coded OW-D were attacked by an unidentified enemy aircraft, there was no claim or damage. They landed at Husbands Bosworth due to poor weather at base.

F/Lt C. Farrow landed at Harrington due to poor weather at base.

P/O T. Dodsworth, P/O A. Harvie, P/O R. Reith, F/O F. Alward, F/O W. McLeod, P/O E. Parcher, F/Lt D. Hamilton, P/O H. Mercer, P/O D. Black, W/O2 J. Tuplin, P/O A. Wilkinson, F/Lt G. Titus and F/O J. Boyle landed at Husbands Bosworth due to poor weather at base.

427 squadron

F/O J. Jamieson and crew from 427 Squadron flying Lancaster I NX-553 coded ZL-H were attacked twice by an ME-262, there was no claim or damage. They landed at Pershore on return due to poor weather at base.

F/O S. Matheson and crew flying Lancaster III PA-271 coded ZL-W were attacked three times by ME-262s, there were no claims or damages. They landed at Pershore on return due to poor weather at base

W/Cdr V. Ganderton, F/Lt W. Towne, F/Lt W. Kennedy, F/Lt E. Stewart, F/O D. McNeill,

F/Lt G. Archer, P/O R. Pearson, F/O F. Kaye and F/Lt J. Bell landed at Pershore due to poor weather at base.

F/Lt E. Acree from 428 Squadron had the port outer u/s on return. They landed safely at base on 3 engines.

P/O E. Martin and crew flying Lancaster X KB-791 coded NA-A were attacked by a JU-88, there was no claim or damage.

P/O S. Eliosoff landed at Upper Heyford on return.

429 squadron

F/O W. Thomas, F/O J. Martin, F/O J. Nelson, F/O D. Faulkner, F/O C. Andahl, F/Lt W. Fikis, F/O H. Humphries, and S/Ldr H. Hogarth from 429 Squadron landed at Moreton Valance on return due to poor weather at base.

431 squadron

F/O E. Norrington and crew from 431 Squadron flying Lancaster X KB-773 coded SE-P were attacked by a JU-88, they was no claim or damage. They landed at Westcott due to poor weather at base.
F/Lt D. Crawford, F/Lt H. Granger, F/O A. Wilkinson, F/O A. Walker, S/Ldr F. MacDonnell, F/O R. Taylor, F/Sgt W. Hodson, P/O A. McNeil, F/O J. Patterson, F/Lt J. Aldred, F/Lt D. Murray, F/Lt J. Elliott and F/Lt G. Percival landed at Westcott due to poor weather at base.

432 squadron

S/Ldr W. Miller from 432 Squadron returned early as the stbd outer was u/s. They landed safely at base on 3 engines.

P/O J. Bain returned early as the stbd inner was u/s. They landed safely at base on 3 engines.

W/O2 D. Brewer returned early as the stbd outer kept feathering. They landed safely at base on 3 engines.

F/Lt A. Clarke was hit by flak, the stbd inner was damaged, seized up and the propeller flew off. They landed safely at Little Staughton on 3 engines.

F/Sgt P. Neville and crew flying Halifax VII NP-694 coded QO-R were attacked by a FW-190, some strikes were seen and it was claimed damaged. They landed at Market Harborough due to poor weather at base.

W/Cdr K. France, F/O L. Loppe, F/O J. Kinniburgh, P/O H. Kearl, P/O S. Allen, F/O A. Smith, P/O J. Daly, F/Sgt D. Jamer, F/O J. Paul and F/O A. Nicholson landed at Market Harborough on return due to poor weather at base.

 433 squadron

F/O W. Otton and crew from 433 Squadron flying Lancaster I RA-512 coded BM-S were attacked by an unidentified twin engine aircraft, there was no claim or damage. They landed at Little Staughton on return due to poor weather at base.

P/O B. Jensen and crew flying Lancaster I RA-513 coded BM-Y were attacked twice by unidentified twin engine aircraft, there was no claim or damage. They landed at Tarrant Rushton on return due to poor weather at base.

P/O W. Harker landed at Silverstone on return due to poor weather at base.
W/O2 M. Smyth, F/O W. Simpson, F/O G. Walton, F/O R. Johnstone, F/Lt J. Brown, F/O

R. Christenson, F/O D. Pleiter, and F/O R. Dahl landed at Turweston on return due to poor weather at base.

 433 squadron

F/O H. Wild and crew from 434 Squadron flying Lancaster X KB-845 coded WL-T were attacked by a JU-88, there was no claim or damage. They landed at Oakley on return due to poor weather at base.

F/Lt E. Yuill and crew flying Lancaster X KB-826 coded WL-K were attacked by a JU-88, many strikes were seen and the JU-88 was seen to explode in midair. This was claimed destroyed. They landed at Oakley on return due to poor weather at base.

F/O H. Hooper, F/Lt R. Prime, F/Lt R. Purnell, F/O G. Marlow, F/Lt J. Kitchen, S/Ldr J. Hudson, F/O J. Dawson, F/O H. Payne, F/O R. Jenkins and F/O E. Dundas landed at Oakley on return due to poor weather at base.

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2 réflexions sur “Avis de recherche: l’équipage de J. B. Rivet

  1. Bonjour,

    Mon nom est Danielle Bérubé, je suis une des filles de Jean-Paul Émile Bérubé R-111013.
    Mon père a participé à la guerre 39-45 dans le RCAF et RAF. Il était dans l’escadron 425 Alouette d’après ces papiers militaires. Mon père est décédé en 1993 et depuis nous avons trouvé des photos, que je vous fais parvenir, ci-joint, ainsi que son sac militaire. Il a écrit sur son sac tous les pays et les villes qu’il a été, comme l’Angleterre, l’Écosse, (Dishforth, Scorton, Tholthorpe, Glasgow, New Castle) et aussi l’Afrique du Nord : Tunisie (Kairouan, Sousse et beaucoup d’autres), L’Algérie (Alger, Blinda, etc.) et le Maroc (Soukarah, ?)

    Ce sac est en ma possession. Ci-jointe, les photos, qui ressemblent beaucoup à celles que j’ai visionnée sur votre site. Si vous avez des informations sur mon père ou sur les personnes qui sont photographiées avec lui, s.v.p. veuillez communiquer avec moi à cette adresse ou par téléphone. Paul-Émile Bérubé s’est marié après la guerre et a eu 7 enfants (4 filles et 2 garçons) qui voudraient savoir qui était leur père.

    p.s. je suis abonnée au 425 alouette mais je ne sais pas comment communiquer avec vous sur ce site..

    Merci,

    Danielle Bérubé

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