Who remembers this airman?

Gérard Boucher

Gerald Boucher

His grand nephewDoug…

Crash ID 382
Date 25 April 1944
Location Oosterschelde
Airplane Handley Page
Type / model Halifax III
Serial number MZ573
Registration number KW-G
Group RAF Bomber Command
Squadron 425 Sqdn RAF
Base Tholthorpe

Mission Karlsruhe stad
Target Karlsruhe

Crew P/O J. R. Wells RCAF POW
Sgt J. Q. Railton POW
F/S H. R. Mooney RCAF POW
F/L C. Maddin RCAF POW
Sgt W. B. Walker POW
P/O S. G. Hunt RCAF POW
Sgt P. G. Draper RCAF EVD
F/S G. J. Boucher RCAF KIA

 

382-Gerald-Boucher-Training-Cla

Gerald’s class photo from Class 23 – Course 48 B&G School in Mont Joli

Collection Veronica Roy (Boucher), Gerald’s sister

Gerald-Boucher-in-uniform

A nice photo of him in uniform

Collection Veronica Roy (Boucher), Gerald’s sister

obit

Gerald’s actual obituary from the newspapers back in 1944

Collection Veronica Roy (Boucher), Gerald’s sister

Boucher G.J grave.

Gerald’s grave at Bergen Ops Zoom

And Richard Koval… on his Website honouring Bomber Group 6

Sgt V. Lacaille from 425 Squadron was attacked by a JU-88, it was claimed destroyed after the gunner fired 250 rounds.
P/O C. Jones had the port outer u/s on return. They landed safely at base on 3 engines.
F/Sgt J. Irvine had the under carriage fold on landing, the crew was not injured.
7 crews landed at East Moor, Wombleton, Linton on Ouse and Stradishall on return.
F/O J. L’Abbe RCAF–POW and crew, flying Halifax III LW-591 coded KW-T, failed to return from this operation.

      Sgt A. Best RAF–Evd
      F/O T. Gravel RCAF–POW
      Sgt W. Whalen RCAF–Evd

W/O1 H. Dube RCAF

      Sgt J. Michaud RCAF–Evd
                  Sgt H. Girard RCAF–POW

4 crew evaded capture and 3 were POWs. W/O1 H. Dube evaded and was murdered on August 8,1944.

P/O J. Wells RCAF–POW and crew, flying Halifax MZ-573 coded KW-G, failed to return from this operation.

      Sgt J. Railton RAF–POW
      F/Sgt H. Mooney RCAF–POW
      F/Lt C. Maddin RCAF–POW
      Sgt W. Walker RAF–POW
      P/O S. Hunt RCAF–POW
      Sgt P. Draper RCAF–Evd

P/O G. Boucher RCAF

6 crew were POWs, 1 evaded capture and 1 was killed after being shot down by a Nightfighter.

3 réflexions sur “Who remembers this airman?

  1. In memory of
    Pilot Officer
    Gerald Joseph Boucher
    April 25, 1944
    Military Service:

    Service Number: J/87815
    Age: 19
    Force: Air Force
    Unit: Royal Canadian Air Force
    Division: 425 Sqdn.

    Additional Information:

    Cemetery: BERGEN-OP-ZOOM CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY, Netherlands
    Grave Reference: 12. F. 7.

    Son of Sylva and Olive Boucher, of Campbellton, New Brunswick.

  2. A reblogué ceci sur Lest We Forgetet a ajouté:

    Tomorrow is Remembrance Day.
    This was posted last year when Gerald’s sister Veronica shared these pictures via his grandson Doug…

    Veronica had shared more pictures of her lost brother. I will be sharing those tomorrow.

    Lest We Forget

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