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Guy Andre Levy-Despas

In memory of:

Flying Officer Guy Andre Levy-Despas

July 9, 1942

Military Service


Service Number:

J/5044

Age:

20

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

126 Sqdn.

Citation(s):

Legion D'Honneur, Croix de Guerre [France].

Additional Information


Born:

February 28, 1922
Paris, France

Enlistment:

September 14, 1940
Montreal, Quebec

(served as CARLET). Son of Andre and Jacqueline Levy-Despas.

Commemorated on Page 90 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

MALTA MEMORIAL
Malta

Grave Reference:

Panel 4, Column 1.

Location:

The MALTA MEMORIAL is situated in the area of Floriana and is easily identified by the Golden Eagle which surmounts the column. It stands outside the King's Gate, the main entrance to Valletta. The Memorial takes the form of a column fifteen metres high of travertine marble from Tivoli in the Sabine Hills near Rome, incised with a a light reticulated pattern and surmounted by a gilded bronze eagle two metres high. The column stands on a circular base around which the names are commemorated on bronze panels. The MALTA MEMORIAL, built on a site generously provided by the Government of Malta, commemorates those who lost their lives whilst serving with the Commonwealth Air Forces flying from bases in Austria, Italy, Sicily, islands of the Adriatic and Mediterranean, Malta, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, West Africa, Yugoslavia and Gibraltar, and who have no known grave. The bravery of the people of the island of Malta between the years 1940 - 1942 was honoured with the unique award of the George Cross.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Guy Lévy-Despas
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Guy Lévy-Despas– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Lettre– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star January 1941. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star January 1941. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– Memorial for Guy @ Amherst College MA

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