18.06.1944 No. 414 Squadron Mustang I AM251 RU-O Fl/Lt. Roger A. Bromley
Operation: Tac/R (Tactical Reconnaissance)
Date: 18th June 1944 (Sunday)
Unit: No. 414 Squadron RCAF
Type: Mustang I
Base: B2 Airfield, France.
Location: Le Bény-Bocage, France
Pilot: Fl/Lt. Roger Arthur Bromley J/11565 RCAF Age 21. Killed
We understand, from a contact in France, that a ceremony will take place on the 12/13th August 2014 - we would appreciate any contact from relatives to inform them of the details.
REASON FOR LOSS:
Taken from the 414 Squadron O.R.B's:
Took off at 16.55hrs. During the day 27 Tac/R's were carried out over Normandy. Weather was good until the evening when it became quite dusky. During the late evening the Squadron learned that Fl/Lt Mackelvie (In Mustang AM220) and F/O. Bromley had not returned and that they were lost over the Le Beney Bocage area.
21 year old Canadian Fl/Lt. Roger Arthur Bromley of St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada. (courtesy Christopher Clarke and Brenda Burroughs)
Later it was learned that they had been shot down by JG26.
414 Squadron Mustang I AM251 (courtesy Christopher Clarke and Brenda Burroughs)
The Village Hall (courtesy Jean-Pierre Ruault)
Fl/Lt. Roger Arthur Bromley. St. Pierre-D'Entremont Communal Cemetery. From St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada. NoK details currently not available - are you able to assist completion of these and any other information?
Researched for relatives of the pilot. With thanks to Mr Christopher Clarke in Canada and also the daughter of George Burroughs for the supply of information and photographs. Assistance also provided by Jean-Pierre Ruault from France. Thanks also to Fred Paradie - 'Paradie Archive'.