IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden
The visit to Commonwealth graves in Communal Cemeteries & Churchyards in Belgium & France
AUNEAU Communal Cemetery (Eure et Loir France)
Page 1 The Pictures
Page 2 More about Martin's plane
|A. T. Armstrong & J. J. G. Dagenais - J. L. Emery & M. A. Thornhill|
|Photo Courtesy Isabelle & Guillaume van der Wende|
|F/Sgt Martin Albert Thornhill aged
for his cousin Jeremy Halliday
|Crew of the RCAF 405 (Vancouver) Sqdn
Lancaster III ND352 (LQ-T)
Martin Thornhill is 1st left, John Emery is 1st right.
thank you to help us to identify the others members of the crew.
Possibly two of them are Melvin Stronach & Paul Gingras who survived the crash.
|Crash site near Auneau,
on 12/06/1944 with three young men of the F. F. I. (Forces Francaise de
l'Interieur - Internal French Forces), Thiery, Breton and Brice of Auneau.
Under the parachute lie the bodies of Armstrong, Dagenais and Emery, Germans guards were conciliant to let the boys reunited the bodies and taken their personnals effects which were made after the war.
|F/O John Lionel Emery aged 21
for Brett Clifton
ARMSTRONG ALEXANDER THOMAS
Canadian Flying Officer (Nav.) Royal Canadian Air Force 405 Sqdn. Date of Death: 11/06/1944 Service No: J/21336
DAGENAIS JOSEPH JACQUES GUY
Canadian Pilot Officer (Air Gnr.) Royal Canadian Air Force 405 Sqdn. Age: 20 Date of Death: 11/06/1944 Service No: J/87660
EMERY JOHN LIONEL
Canadian Flying Officer (Nav./Bomber) Royal Canadian Air Force 405 Sqdn. Date of Death: 11/06/1944 Service No: J/22230
THORNHILL MARTIN ARTHUR
United Kingdom Flight Sergeant (W.Op.) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 405 (R.C.A.F.) Sqdn. Age: 22 Date of Death: 11/06/1944 Service No: 1333987
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Casualties informations come usualy from Commonwealth War Graves Commission, see links for more informations
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