Louis Max Lavallee

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  1. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    In Memory of
    Pilot Officer LOUIS MAX LAVALLEE

    J/18759, 161 (R.A.F.) Sqdn., Royal Canadian Air Force
    who died age 23
    on 23 July 1943
    Son of F. O. Lavallee and of Leonie Lavallee (nee Duvernois), of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
    Remembered with honour

    Honoring a WWII Pilot

    TEMPSFORD, RAF Personnel Losses - Roll of Honour

    1943 138 Squadron 161 Squadron

    22/23 July 1943 - 161 Squadron - Halifax DK119 - MA-U
    Crashed near St Sauvier (Allier). Operation PRINCESS, France.

    LAVALLEE Louis Max
    Pilot Officer (Flight Sergeant) J/18759, Royal Canadian Air Force. Air Gnr. Died Friday 23rd July 1943. Age 23. Son of F. O. Lavallee and of Leonie Lavallee (nee Duvernois), of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Buried in CHOLOY WAR CEMETERY, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France. Grave 3. F. 15.

    DK119 Halifax crash MA-U 161 Sqn on 23 July 1943.
    Deceased: F / S LMLavallée RCAF.
    Escapees: Sgt DACrome, Sgt ROHunter, Sgt DGPatterson, Sgt RWPaulin, Sgt TJKanakos RCAF.
    Prisoners: Sgt SFHathaway, Sgt EAAllen

    France (Louis Lavallee)

    The Wartime Memories Project - RAF Tempsford
  2. spidge

    spidge Active Member

    The stories abound don't they.

    I should send my list of the Australians who were killed with 138 & 161sq.

    26 were killed with 138sq and 7 with 161sq.

    I do have a wonderful but very sad story of six Australians, a Scot and an Englishman.

    The son of the Scot who now lives in Canada, made a pilgrimage back to England and France to see the graves in France on the 60th anniversary of their death in 2004. They went to a remembrance at Runnymede, Tempsford, St Clements Dane Church and finally to the village in France where the villagers have held a memorial on the 1st Sunday in September every year since 1944 and spread some of the ashes of his mother on his fathers grave.

    This brought more than one tear to my eye I can assure you.

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    Original crash photo taken by the Marquis. The young lad in the photo was one of the men at the memorial.

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    The group burial.

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    The surviving members of the Marquis and the resistance are holding the flags.

    This aircraft was dropping supplies when it crashed.
  3. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    Hi Spidge !

    I always flood my keyboard I'm afraid ... I suppose you have this already

    Roll of Honour - Bedfordshire - Tempsford - Air Crew Losses

    Annie :)
  4. spidge

    spidge Active Member

    No RAAF lads on the list. Those from the story above are not listed either.

    The Australian (Ireland) from the RAFVR is listed though.

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