Unknown Pilot – Update

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…


Gilles Poudrette


Gilles Poudrette

Only a name just like Eugène Gagnon was just a name back in 2010 when I started my research.

Just a name… 

I wonder who is Gilles Poudrette.

I wonder if this is Gilles Poudrette…


In memory of
Leading Aircraftman


who died on October 23, 1943

Military Service:

  • Service Number: R/104609
  • Age: 21
  • Force: Air Force
  • Unit: Royal Canadian Air Force
  • Division: 432 Sqdn.

Additional Information:

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.