BOURASSA, F/L Joseph Alphonse Claude (J86211) – Distinguished Flying Cross – Prise 2

Vraiment désolé.

La vignette de la photo du journal m’a induit en erreur.

Je pensais avoir identifié Bernard Racicot, dans le cercle rouge…

Racicot  194927 novembre 1949

Bernard Racicot est plutôt ici.

Racicot 1949

Honest mistake…

Qu’en est-il du vrai F/L Joseph Alphonse Claude Bourassa DFC?

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.

 Le Canada 1949-11-26v

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