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Canadians buried in Piennes Cemetery:

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Legault, Elise Nee Mancine

Piennes Cemetery

Padre Roland Murray and Father Grajcan Burkiciak at grave of Elise Legault

Canada has played an integral role in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) since the signing on 4 April 1949. Canada's commitment to have four fighter wings in Europe resulted in the creation of the 1 Canadian Air Division with its Headquarters in Metz, France and the following Wings located in France and Germany:
    1 (F) Wing at Marville, France;
    2 (F) Wing at Grostenquin, France;
    3 (F) Wing at Zweibrücken, Germany; and
    4 (F) Wing at Baden-Söllingen, Germany.

Logistical support for the Division was provided by 30 AMB in Langar, England.

The village of Piennes is located about mid-way between Marville and Metz. It is the last resting place of Elise Legault the wife of a Canadian service member at Marville. This grave is well maintained by family members. A prayer service was held in 2003.

Background Information on these sites has been extracted from: the Pinetree Line Web Site; the 2 (F) Wing RCAF Grostenquin, France Information Booklet (1957); publication 4 CMBG Canada's NATO Brigade, 1983, Moritz Schauenburg Gmbh & Co. KG.

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