LANGLOIS, F/L Roland Joseph Marie (J27240) -Distinguished Flying Cross – No.425 Squadron – Award effective 3 November 1944 as per London Gazette of that date and AFRO 1/45 dated 5 January 1945. Born 1917 in St.Moise, Matapedia, Quebec; home in Quebec; enlisted there 16 September 1940. Trained at No.3 ITS (graduated 6 November 1942), No.11 EFTS (graduated 5 February 1943) and No.13 SFTS (graduated 11 June 1943). Commissioned 1943. Medal sent by registered mail, 10 March 1949.
Collection Réal St-Amour
In September 1944, Flight Lieutenant Langlois was detailed to attack an airfield in Holland. When nearing the target the aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire. A large piece of shell struck the casing of the port engine. Shortly afterwards the engine became useless. Some other damage had also been sustained but Flight Lieutenant Langlois continued to the target and executed a successful attack. This officer has completed many sorties and has displayed commendable skill and determination throughout.
L’équipage de Roland Langlois. Photo prise en octobre 1944 devant le Halifax III, MZ-627 codé KW-C.
P/O W. Berry RCAF, Mid-upper gunner; P/O N. Cassady RAF, Flight engineer; F/Lt R. Langlois RCAF, pilote; F/O J. Gilbert RCAF, navigateur; F/O J. Jacques RCAF, Bomb aimer; P/O J. Jeannotte RCAF, sans-filiste; P/O D. Dubé RCAF, Rear gunner; P/O T. Kartonchick RCAF, Mid under gunner.
Devant l’équipage de gauche à droite sont les mécaniciens le LAC Frenette le caporal Paillette et le LAC Pelletier.
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