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Joseph Jacques Alfred Guay

In memory of:

Warrant Officer Joseph Jacques Alfred Guay

April 17, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

R/55551

Age:

22

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

408 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Son of Joseph Donat Louis Guay and Maria Guay.

Commemorated on Page 166 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

LIESSE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Aisne, France

Grave Reference:

Mil. Plot. Row B. Grave 5.

Location:

Liesse is a large village 15 kilometres north-east of Laon, on the Laon-Montcornet road. The LIESSE COMMUNAL CEMETERY is on the sourthern side of Liesse on the road to Marchais and St.Erme.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • War Memorial– Memorial for Jacques Alfred Guay's bomber crew and himself, located in Lesquielles-St-Germain, France. This picture was taken by me back in october 2007.
  • War Memorial– Memorial for Jacques Alfred Guay's bomber crew and himself, located in Lesquielles-St-Germain, France. This picture was taken by me back in october 2007. (second picture, wider angle)
  • Memorial– Picture (1 of 2) - Stone located at the very location where Jacques Alfred Guay and its crew's bomber crashed after being shot down written 'ICI EST TOMBÉ L'AVION' (Here has fallen the plane).
  • Memorial– Picture (2 of 2) - Stone located at the very location where Jacques Alfred Guay and its crew's bomber crashed after being shot down written 'ICI EST TOMBÉ L'AVION' (Here has fallen the plane). You can actually see here the village of Lesquielles-Saint-Germain in the background.
  • Memorial– Warrant Officer Joseph Jacques Alfred Guay is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Warrant Officer Joseph Jacques Alfred Guay 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 Jacques Guay
  • Photo of Jacques Guay– W/O1 Jacques Guay of Québec City, pilot of EQ-X, 408 Squadron, RCAF.
  • Grave marker– Grave marker of the tomb of Joseph Jacques Alfred Guay in the Commonwealth War Graves plot within the community cemetery at Liesse Notre-Dame, Aisne, France.  He is buried alongside his comerades of the ill-fated BB-343 Halifax bomber, 408 Squadron, RCAF.

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