In 2010 I did not know 425 Alouette Squadron had ever existed before let alone that this young airman seen below had lost his life over France on May 23rd, 1944.
Little did I know back then that in 2016 Jacky Emery would be looking for relatives of the crew of Élie Laporte and asking me to assist him in his search.
Little did I know also that Remi’s relatives knew very little about Remi’s service in the RCAF. Little did I know that I would find Remi’s file on the Internet just last week.
Remi Tétrault (source)
How this blog came to be created in the first place is I got curious when a veteran of 425 Alouette Squadron contacted me on my blog Souvenirs de guerre.
He had a scrapbook full of pictures like this one, and he wanted to share with me his experience in the RCAF.
My veteran Jean-Paul Corbeil, mid-upper gunner,
and his friend Pierre Gauthier, navigator
This is when I created my first blog about 425 Les Alouettes.
In 2012 I was considering stopping writing my blogs about WWII since I had little feedbacks from people…
Then one of my readers wrote me this comment.
If you write, they will come…
collection the Tetrault family via Debbie Fontaine
I have written so much about 425 Alouette Squadron that I had to create this second blog to add more pictures people were sharing like Réal St-Amour’s daughter did earlier this year.
Rémi Tetrault did not come back from the war, and his relatives knew little about his service in the RCAF.
collection Jacky Emery
Debbie, Jacky, and I will be teaming up to write Remi Tetrault’s story on this blog.