I am posting this again so Judy will understand where her query about a Mosquito pilot shot down around February 1944 can lead her to. This way she won’t have to read all I wrote about 23 Squadron since 2010, and I won’t have to write a long reply to this last part of one of her messages…
How did you get interested and so knowledgeable about 23 squadron?
This picture was given to Eugène’s nephew by Eugène’s fiancée.
Jacques Gagnon has been meeting Ghislaine Laporte and she is now telling him her part of the story behind this Mosquito pilot. I am just waiting for final approval to publish what Jacques wrote about it here.
Meantime, Peter Smith has sent Richard Cooper some of his notes on his father-in-law following Richard’s comment.
My father-in-law is Theodore Griffiths DFC. He was a Mosquito pilot with 23 Squadron and his navigator was a Rick Maude. Any memories copies of photographs would be much appreciated. Theo suffers from Alzeimers and vascular dementia but is still able to recall his time with the squadron.
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Since then, Ghislaine Laporte has agreed to publish her story on my blog Souvenirs de guerre.
You can click here to read what I wrote about it.
One day, when time permits, I will translate that story in English so my readers will have a clearer picture of Ghislaine’s story instead of having to use a Web translation.
When time permits because Judy has something to share with us…