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NOTE ON DATES: IMPORTANT: For consistency, the Date is given as the date the mission TOOK OFF since the precise time of a loss is not always certain. Take Off date is unambigous and fixed in the official records, but obviously in those cases where the incident occurred before midnight UK time, then the Take Off Date will be the same as the Incident Date. Of course, most Bomber Command missions flew through midnight, therefore a Luftwaffe claim against a plane - or a locally generated crash report - may record the incident as occurring on the day following our Take Off Date. Bear this in mind when cross-referencing to our Luftwaffe Victories by Name/Date Database and other Luftwaffe sources. In some cases other sources may quote the date following our date, using locally generated reports as their source. To add to the potential for confusion, remember to take into account a Luftwaffe recorded date will be in local time, 1 hour ahead of UK time. When we discover a validated Incident Date we change our record if necessary

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#Name*First NamesTitleRankRAF Equivalent RankService No.BornNationalityRoleAwardsAir ForceCommandUnitDateofIncident *See NoteAircraftTypeSerialCodeVictories (Fighters)BaseTimeMission                        Incident                        FateCommemoratedPhoto (Click to Expand)Referring Database                        Notes                        Links/Archive Reports
1 PicardHenri AlbertPilot Officer87693PilotRAFVR (Belgian)Fighter Command350Sqn Belgian
2 PicardHenri AlbertPilot Officer8769317th April 1916 in Etterbeek, Brussels, BelgiumBelgianPilotCroix de GuerreRAFVR (Belgium)Fighter Command350 Sqn Belgian
1942-08-27SpitfireVbBM297MN:?3 + 1 sharedRAF Kenley, SurreyCircus 208See Archive report for detailsPoW No: 685, Stalag Luft 3. Later murdered 1944-03-29Poznam Old Garrison Cemetery Collective grave 9.A

Circus mission escorting Boston bombers attacking Abbeville, shot down over the English Channel by a Focke-Wulf Fw-190. He was injured in the legs, but was able to leave his Spitfire Mk.Vb BM297, and board his dinghy. Drifted for 5 days before being washed up on a French beach where he was captured unconscious and in serious condition by the Germans. After treatment. interned in Stalag Luft III in Sagan. Participating in the 'Great Escape', he will be recaptured and murdered by the Gestapo in Görlitz prison on March 29, 1944.
3 PicardA AFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command153Sqn
1944-10-14LancasterING190P4-TKirmington635DuisburgKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
4 PicardJoseph Fernand Guy HenriFlying OfficerJ/22883CanadianPilotRCAFFighter Command416Sqn RCAF
1944-12-24SpitfireXVISM308DN-?ALG B.56 Evere (Haren) Belgium12:48PatrolSee Archive Report for detailsSafe Born in Montreal on the 03rd April 1917. Son of Wilfrid Picard and Alexina (née Desnoyers - married 12th October 1897). Studied in Montreal at Saint-Joseph, Saint-Nicolas and Saint-Viateur schools. schools.Worked at the Canadian Bank of Commerce from 1936 to 1938, at B. F. Goodrich Rubber Co. in 1938 - 1939 and Retail Credit Co. in 1939 - 1940. Joined 416 squadron on the 29th Septembre 1944. Passed away on the 01st October 1986, age 69.

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