Mauvaise identification de cet aviateur à cause de la vignette erronée. Allez plutôt lire cet article.
Mes petites recherches sur Bernard Racicot, dans le cercle rouge, m’ont amené à un autre aviateur.
BOURASSA, F/L Joseph Alphonse Claude (J86211)
– Distinguished Flying Cross – No.425 Squadron – Award effective 5 February 1945 as per London Gazette dated 16 February 1945 and AFRO 563/45 dated 29 March 1945. Home in Trois Rivieres, Quebec; enlisted Montreal 27 October 1941. Trained at No.3 ITS (graduated 5 June 1942), No.11 EFTS (graduated 4 September 1942), No.13 SFTS (ceased training 15 January 1943), No.1 BGS (graduated 5 March 1943) and No.1 AOS (graduated 16 April 1943). Award presented in Montreal, 27 November 1949. Throughout his tour of operations Flight Lieutenant Bourassa has shown outstanding courage, initiative and devotion to duty. As bomb aimer he has participated in many sorties against such strongly defended targets as Berlin, Frankfurt and Essen. In February 1944 his aircraft was detailed to attack Schweinfurt. Shortly before reaching the target the flight engineer became unconscious owing to lack of oxygen. Flight Lieutenant Bourassa rendered first aid and took over the flight engineer’s duties. By his resourcefulness and skill he materially contributed to the successful completion of this mission.
Puis j’ai eu un flash… La fameuse photo de la première rencontre des Alouettes après la guerre à l’hôtel Windsor le 16 novembre 1946.
Dur à suivre mon blogue n’est-ce pas?
Depuis avril 2010…
Mais je fais de mon mieux pour vous faciliter la vie.