Lest we forget

They are not in Saint-James, Colleville-sur-Mer, bayeux, or Bény-sur-Mer but in Courances.

They are not thousands, but just six *.

But they also died for our freedom a 8 June 1944.

We don't forget them !

lest we forget

This bombardier Halifax MZ568 EY-E squadron 78 of the Royal Air Force which had taken off from Breighton at 10.52 p.m. 7 June 1944 for a night raid on the railway installations of south-west Paris crashed at 1:15 a.m., the 8 June, at Corbeil.

On board :

F/O Royal Canadian Air Force John Arthur Cole (Pilot)

F/O Royal Canadian Air Force Leonard Gold* (Navigator, buried in Corbeil-Essonnes)

George Norman Sgt Cribbin(Bombardier)

F/L Thomas Neish Watters Bisset (Radio)

Sgt Dennis Balmforth (Mechanic)

Sgt Terence Newman (Machine gunner)

Sgt Harry Tattler (Machine gunner)

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They are not at Saint-James, Colleville-sur-Mer, bayeux, or Bény-sur-Mer but to Courances.

There are not thousands, but just six *.

But they also died for our freedom on June 8, 1944.

Lest we forget !

The Royal Air Force’s Halifax bomber MZ568 EY-E Squadron 78 took off from Breighton at 22:52 p.m. June 7, 1944 for a night raid on railway facilities southwest of Paris and crashed at 01:15 a.m. June 8 in Corbeil.

On board:

A / S Royal Canadian Air Force John Arthur Cole (pilot)

F / O Royal Gold Air Force Leonard Gold * (Navigator, buried in Corbeil-Essonnes)

Sergeant George Norman Cribbin (Bombardier)

F / L Thomas Neish Watters Bisset (radio)

Sgt Dennis Balmforth (mechanic)

Sgt Terence Newman (machine gunner)

Sgt Harry Tattler (machine gunner)


Radio-Canada

“Normandy, this Normandy that we always want to see again as the song says, after all, it's a little home, all the more so with us today since some of our guys are sleeping there their last sleep under this rich soil that their ancestors left to go and found New France.”

Marcel Ouimet, war correspondent for Radio-Canada, landed on 6 June 1944

They landed !

“Under the command of General Eisenhower, the allied naval forces, supported by powerful air forces, began this morning to land the Allied armies on the north coast of France”

Colonel Ernest Dupuy. General Dwight D's press officer. Eisenhower. 6 June 1944 9h33.