An official RCAF photo but with the wrong caption!
[Photo PL18351] records the top left [ground crew LAC C. Schierer] four aircrew and bottom ground crew – L to R LAC E. Merry, Cpl. A. Lupien and LAC Y. Monette. These were the very proud ground crew who painted the impressive record of 46 operations [32 night and 14 day] plus the little « Turtle with Wings » nose art.
Corporal Lupien isn’t where the caption says he is.
Clarence Simonsen told the story of Wellington Mk X Turtle with Wings.
Corporal Lupien is also seen on these photos taken at Tholthorpe in 1944.
And also here in Montreal 16 November 1946!