airmen lost on that fateful night were:
Charles Hamel – Pilot Age: 21
Jules Villeneuve – Navigator Age: 22
William Allison – Bomb Aimer Age: 28
Arthur Groulx – Air Gunner Age: 22
Gerald Du Sablon – Air Gunner Age: 20
Joseph Burke – Wireless Operator Age: 20
crew members were airmen of the Royal Canadian Air Force and are
buried at Chester (Blacon) Cemetary, Cheshire, United Kingdom. All
were also posthumously commissioned as officers in the Royal
Canadian Air Force.
loss of Wellington MF509 was hardly atypical for the time and
may well have faded into the obscurity of history if not for the
efforts of one man and his family.