From the daughter of Antoine (Tony) Brassard DFC
From left to right (as described by my father in a letter sent to my mother)
Jean (Jonny) Bourque de Montréal, navigator. « Serious, thoughtful, calm and reasonable young man ».
R. Fuller of England, engineer. « Exceptionally my engineer was English, there was a shortage of French-Canadian engineers ».
Gérard (Jerry) Lalonde of Valleyfield, mid-upper gunner. « Very spiritual. He’s the one who makes us laugh ».
Georges (Blondy) Alarie de St-Jérome, Terrebonne, rear gunner. « Very young and very sensitive » ».
Antoine (Tony) Brassard of Strickland, Ontario, pilot and crew captain.
Philippe (Berny) Bernatchez from Baie-Comeau, bomb aimer. « He’s a very smart guy. He likes to tease a lot but gets caught up at his own game ».
Aimé Thievin from Saskatchewan, wireless. « He’s our handyman, he’s very handy. He works for five minutes on your bike and the next five minutes on your watch ».