Four years ago I wrote this about someone whose photo was taken by Eugene Gagnon. I knew he had died in World War II.
From Eugène Gagnon’s collection.
This is not Eugène Gagnon. Only a name found at the back…
Only a name just like Eugène Gagnon was just a name back in 2010 when I started my research.
I wonder who is Gilles Poudrette.
I wonder if this is Gilles Poudrette…
JOSEPH GILLIES POUDRETTE
who died on October 23, 1943
- Service Number: R/104609
- Age: 21
- Force: Air Force
- Unit: Royal Canadian Air Force
- Division: 432 Sqdn.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. O. Poudrette, of West Sherbrooke, Province of Quebec, Canada.
Update 74 years later…
Gilles Poudrette was not a pilot but an airframe mechanic.
His record of service tells how he died in England.