I don’t sell anything on this blog. I share all the information I can gather about 23 Squadron just like Robert Harris is doing right now.
This is a precious artefact to anyone related to these airmen.
G RS 517 F/O GAGNON F/O HARRIS 17 553 OPS
J PZ 446 F/O Mc ALPINE F/O GIBBONS 20 553 OPS
W RS 515 F/O BIRD F/O THOMPSON 29 553 OPS
It’s the night flying programme for December 31, 1944. So many information to digest for someone who has scant knowledge about 23 Squadron.
One information is quite easy for me to remember because I was born exactly 4 years later in Montréal, Québec, Canada.
How I came about to write about 23 Squadron is explained in this blog. I like to remember things about WWII and to pay homage to the men who gave so much like Eugene Gagnon’s navigator.
It all started back in 2010 when people started sharing what information they had on 23 Squadron. Along this journey through time I had the privilege to meet a Mosquito pilot in 2011.
He was Cricket 34. (Click on that link)
Now I know Eugene’s call sign!
I wonder how much I could get for these pictures I took with my cellphone when I visited Cricket 34?
The instruction for flying a HS-126 if he was shot down… (Click on the link)
The letter he sent to his parents telling them he was going home…