J’ai toujours un peu de misère avec l’oubli…
C’est pour ça que j’écris beaucoup… que j’écris beaucoup sur cette photo prise en novembre 1949.
Certains vont trouver que j’exagère un peu.
Huit billets dans la journée de mardi!
Je ne peux supporter qu’on ait oublié ceux qui ne sont jamais revenus de la guerre, ni ceux qui sont revenus, mais qui ont sombré dans l’oubli de l’Histoire.
J’ai trouvé 14 références sur Georges Émile Chabot dans le site de Richard Koval…, un autre qui ne supporte pas l’oubli.
F/O G. Chabot, F/O J. Desbiens, F/O J. Evans, F/O G. Perrier, and F/O J. Bellinger landed at Halesworth on return. F/Lt A. Jones from 426 Squadron returned early as the port outer…
Chabot from 425 squadron was hit by flak, not serious. F/O E. Baillie landed at Woodbridge. F/O J. Bell and crew from 427 Squadron, flying Halifax III LW-133 coded ZL-S, were.
Squadron returned early as the radios were u/s. P/O G. Chabot and crew, flying Halifax III LW-477 coded KW-H, were attacked by an ME-410, many strikes were seen and it was claimed…
Wendling on return due to poor weather at base. F/O A. Martel, F/O J. Marcotte, F/O J. Poirier, F/O C. Dionne, P/O G. Chabot, F/O J. Sicotte, F/O A. Hutcheon, F/O G. Lareau, and F…
Horham on return due to a fuel shortage. P/O G. Chabot from 425 squadron landed at Old Buckenham due to a fuel shortage. F/O R. Brodie from 426 Squadron landed at Shipdam due to a…
Chabot from 425 squadron returned early as the hydraulics were u/s. W/Cdr C. Black from 426 Squadron had the port wing tip removed by a falling bomb. F/O R. Scott RCAF from 429…
P/O G. Chabot, and F/O E. Baillie from 425 Squadron were hit by flak, not serious. F/Lt J. Belanger was hit by flak, there were holes in both wings and fuselage. F/O J. Simard was…
They were able to restart them and then were attacked by an ME-109, there was no claim or damage. F/O G. Chabot from 425 Squadron returned early as the stbd inner was u/s. They…
F/O G. Chabot from 425 Squadron returned early as the hydraulics were u/s. F/O E. Baillie and crew, flying Halifax III NA-518 coded KW-I, had the starboard outer engine quit 30…
P/O G. Chabot had the oxygen system u/s on return. They landed at Stanton Harcourt…
Chabot was hit by flak, there was holes in the fuselage bomb doors and elevator. They landed at Horsham St. Faith due to a fuel shortage. F/Lt M. Dugas, RCAF–POW and crew, flying…
George on return due to poor weather at base. P/O G. Chabot landed at Croft on return due to poor weather at base. F/O J. Bellinger RCAF and crew, flying Halifax III MZ-364 coded…
Chabot had the oxygen system u/s on return. They landed at Stanton Harcourt. F/O J. Bellinger landed at Bovington on return due to poor weather at base. F/O J. Desmarais RCAF and…
March 1945 Daily Operations
Juvincourt on return due to a fuel shortage. P/O W. Corbett, F/O R. Lafreniere, F/O G. Chabot, F/Lt J. Laporte, F/O J. Evans, and F/O J. Poirier landed at Thorney Island on return…
Sa mission sur Magdeburg dans la nuit du 16/17 janvier 1945
127 Halifaxes from 408, 415, 420, 424, 425, 426, 427, 429, 432, and 433 Squadrons were ordered on an attack at Magdeburg. The crews were over the target at between 18,000 and 20,000 feet, releasing 232,000 lbs of high explosives and 546,000 lbs of incendiaries. According to reports, severe damage was caused.
P/O G. Chabot and crew, flying Halifax III LW-477 coded KW-H, were attacked by an ME-410, many strikes were seen and it was claimed damaged.
Un Me 410 c’est ca!
Chasseur de nuit fortement armé!
Un Me 410 après une attaque sur un B-17 américain
Un autre bien inoffensif dans un musée en Angleterre.
L’équipage de Chabot a eu un sacré chance cette nuit-là. Pas seulement cette nuit-là!
Voici sa citation.
CHABOT, F/L Stanislas Georges Emile (C88573) – Distinguished Flying Cross – No.425 Squadron – Award effective 30 October 1945 as per London Gazette dated 6 November 1945 and AFRO 155/46 dated 15 February 1946. Born 1915 in Montreal; home in St.Lambert, Quebec (clerk); enlisted Montreal, 7 July 1942. Commissioned August 1944. Award presented in Montreal, 25 November 1949.
This officer has been engaged on operational flying since October 1944. On one occasion he was detailed for an attack against Oberhausen. While flying over the North Sea trouble developed in the port and starboard inner engines of his aircraft. Undaunted he flew on and pressed home a determined attack. While over the target a heavy barrage was encountered and his aircraft was severely damaged. The main oxygen line was ripped, most of the navigational equipment was rendered useless and the bomb doors so damaged that they could not be closed for the return journey. Despite these difficulties, Flight Lieutenant Chabot flew the crippled bomber safely back and accomplished a masterly landing. Flight Lieutenant Chabot has always displayed fortitude, efficiency and dogged determination in completing his missions, frequently in extreme navigational difficulties.
Belle citation! et belle photo historique en plus…