Lionel Palma Joseph Dupuis DFC

Le Squadron Leader Dupuis est à toute fin pratique inconnu sur les moteurs de recherche. Quand même dommage, car il est sur plusieurs photos de la collection de Réal St-Amour.

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Lionel Palma Joseph Dupuis DFC was born in the province of Quebec (QC), son of Mr. and Mrs. George Dupuis and was living in Ottawa Ontario (ON) with his parents in 1939. Before he enlisted in the RCAF on September 19 1939, he had been attending the University of Ottawa. Dupuis received air crew instruction at training schools in Canada including Victoriaville, QC and graduated as a pilot, from No. 2 Service Flying Training School at Ottawa (Uplands) on October 23, 1942.

After arriving in Britain in January 1943, he was first stationed in North Africa with the Alouette Squadron, flying Wellington bombers. Soon after his arrival he was promoted to the rank of Pilot officer. After his return to Britain, Dupuis was flying Halifax and Lancaster bombers.

By September 15 1944 he had been promoted to flight lieutenant and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC). His citation reads as follows: This officer is a skillful and devoted pilot. He has completed many sorties including attacks on Berlin, Essen and Stuttgart. The determination he has shown throughout his tour was well illustrated on his first sortie when detailed to attack Frankfurt. In the early stages of the outward flight some important navigation equipment became useless. Despite this, Flight Lieutenant Dupuis continued to target and executed a successful attack. This officer is a most inspiring captain.

Later, Dupuis was promoted to Squadron Leader and placed in command of Alouette Squadron. Dupuis remained in the RCAF after the war and at one point was Commandant at College Militaire Royale, St-Jean QC. During WW2, Dupuis had three brothers who were serving in the Canadian Armed Forces.

Source

http://www.canadaveteranshallofvalour.com/DupuisLPJ.htm

Dupuis DFC

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3 réflexions sur “Lionel Palma Joseph Dupuis DFC

  1. Source Airforce.ca

    DUPUIS, F/L Lionel Palma Joseph (J85013) – Distinguished Flying Cross – No.425 Squadron – Award effective 15 September 1944 as per London Gazette of that date and AFRO 2274/44 dated 20 October 1944. Born 1918 in Quebec; home in Ottawa; enlisted there 19 September 1939; one of four brothers in the forces. Trained at No.3 ITS (graduated 10 April 1942), No.11 EFTS (graduated 19 June 1942) and No.2 SFTS (graduated 23 October 1942). Commissioned 1944. Remained in postwar RCAF; awarded Queen’s Coronation Medal, 23 October 1953 while a Wing Commander at College Militaire Royale, St.Jean. Retired in 1966 and then worked as a translator for the Department of National Defence. Died in Ottawa, 7 December 1999.

    This officer is a skilful and devoted pilot. He has completed many sorties including attacks on Berlin, Essen and Stuttgart. The determination he has shown throughout his tour was well illustrated on his first sortie when detailed to attack Frankfurt. In the early stages of the outward flight some important navigational equipment became useless. Despite this, Flight Lieutenant Dupuis continued to the target and executed a successful attack. This officer is a most inspiring captain.

  2. Lionel Palma DUPUIS
    Prénom : Lionel Palma
    Nom : DUPUIS

    Date de décès : 1999-12-07
    Paru le : 1999-12-08
    Conjoint(e)(s) : Géraldine LeScelleur
    Père : DUPUIS
    Mère : DUPUIS

    Lionel Palma, Lieutenant colonel, DFC, CD, ARC. Lionel Palma Dupuis est décédé soudainement le mardi 7 décembre 1999, à l’âge de 81 ans. Il sera regretté pour toujours par son épouse Géraldine LeScelleur; ses enfants: Monique, Suzanne (Owen Higginson), Marc (Chris Bowen), Marie, Robert (Ingrid Fish), Rachel et Daniel; ses petits-enfants; sa soeur Micheline et son frère Michel. Il était pilote bombardier au cours de la Deuxième guerre mondiale. Il a servi en Afrique et en Angleterre. Lionel a reçu la médaille « Distinction Croix de Vol » et a pris sa retraite des forces en 1966. Ensuite, il a travaillé comme traducteur au ministère de la Défense nationale à Ottawa.

  3. LeSCELLEUR, Geraldine (Gerry) décédée le 13 février 2000, à l’âge de 85 ans. Gerry était l’épouse de feu Lionel Dupuis (décédé le 7 décembre 1999). Elle était la mère de Monique, Suzanne (Owen Higginson), Marc (Chris Dupuis), Marie, Robert (Ingrid Fish), Rachel et Daniel. Elle était aussi la grand-mère de Ronald, Jonah, Suzanne, Paul, Marie-Aimée, Geneviève, Joël, Émilie, Palma et Gabrielle et arrière-grand-mère de Lexxus. Gerry est aussi survécu par son frère Ed LeScelleur

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