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Joseph Lionel Underic Du Sablon

In memory of:

Sergeant Joseph Lionel Underic Du Sablon

November 20, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

R/174038

Age:

20

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Additional Information


Son of Lionel Olivier and Mary Lea Du Sablon, of De Gaspe, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 297 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

CHESTER (BLACON) CEMETERY
Cheshire, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

Sec. A. Grave 229.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Memorial– Sergeant Joseph Lionel Underic Du Sablon is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Sergeant Joseph Lionel Underic Du Sablon is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of Joseph Lionel Underic Du Sablon– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Group Photo– Photo submitted for the project Operation Picture Me with the permission of Lashburn Saskatchewan Legion Branch #73 from their web site, ¿Lashburn Legion Branch #73¿
  • Group Photo– Photo submitted for the project Operation Picture Me with the permission of Lashburn Saskatchewan Legion Branch #73 from their web site, ¿Lashburn Legion Branch #73¿
  • Cemetery– Photo of  Blacon Cemetery, Chester, England (CWGC)
Wellington MF509 was flying out of #22 Operational Training Unit in Warwickshire. On November 20, 1944, the crew were on a night cross-country exercise when it began to lose height due to icing.  All the crew were killed when it struck Gareg Goch in the Black Mountains, Wales.  
The crew were:

Sgt. (P) Charles Hamel
Sgt. (N) Jules Villeneuve 
F/O (BA) William Allison 
Sgt. (AG) Arthur Groulx
Sgt. (AG) Gerald Du Sablon
Sgt.(WAG) Joseph Burke
(Courtesy "They Shall Grow Not Old", Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum, Brandon, Manitoba.)

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