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.


Remembering Lloyd William Brown (1913-2017)

Lloyd William Brown was a staff pilot in Paulson, Manitoba.


LLOYD WILLIAM BROWN February 28, 1913 – May 8, 2017 Lloyd Brown passed away peacefully at Riverview Health Centre. He is survived by his wife of 74 years, Alice; his sons, Richard (Judy) and Bill. Left to mourn his loss are his grandchildren, Sarah (Keith), Craig (Laura), Glen (Laura), Justin and Andrew, as well as his great-grandchildren, Colleen and Kyle McConnell and Cailan and Camille Brown. Lloyd was born on a large farm just outside of Winnipeg’s West perimeter. He had many happy memories of his time on the farm, helping his parents, Peter and Emma, playing with his four siblings and skating on Sturgeon Creek. One of the greatest highlights in Lloyd’s life was during the Second World War when he was a Flight Lieutenant, training hundreds of airmen. His postings included many areas of Canada and England.

Knights With Wings – A documentary about No.4 EFTS Windsor Mills

Found on this Website a few years ago.

Click on the image below to go to the Website, then once on the Website you will see this image…

Knights with Wings

Touch screen to begin.

Click on Pilots to view Knights with Wings.




4492 Fleet Finch

Finch II
Model 16B
first date: 26 June 1940 – Taken on strength
Category A damage on 22 May 1941 while with No. 4 Elementary Flying Training School at Windsor Mills, PQ.
last date: 11 July 1941 – Struck off


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