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    On 24/12/1944 F/O. Picard of 416 Squadron made a crashlanding with his Spitfire LF.XVI SM308 at Evere airbase (Belgium). His plane had been damaged by US flak. Who can supply me the full name of this (probably) Canadian pilot ?

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    Sorry not an answer, but the initials were F G.

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    Peter,

    Many thanks !

    That is already a good start.

    best regards

    Luc

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    Hi,

    The orb of the Squadron (AIR27/1816) mentions that he was posted at this Squadron on 28/09/1944 and that he left to BPC during November 1945. The full name of this Canadian pilot (J/22883) is however not mentioned. What is BPC ?

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    Luc. Taken from the Canada Gazette Joseph Fernand Guy Henri Picard J-22883
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    Richard,

    Many thanks !

    I tried via
    http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/d...0-100.03-e.php

    but didn't find the full name.

    Is there an other way to use this website ?

    Many thanks again and best regards

    Luc

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    Luc. The text in the Canada Gazette is so poor, it unsearchable. I printed out all the appointments and put them in a binder. Some are so poor you have trouble with the service numbers. His name is in March 20,1943 addition page 1228
    Richard

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    Richard,

    Thanks for the additional information !

    Best regards from Belgium

    Luc

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