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Leon Albert Dessert

In memory of:

Pilot Officer Leon Albert Dessert

July 27, 1944
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Military Service


Service Number:

C/46828

Age:

24

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

#4 Bomber Reconnaissance Squadron

Additional Information


Born:

December 11, 1919
Redpath, Saskatchewan

Enlistment:

May 31, 1940
Montreal, Quebec

Son of Joseph Emile and Delisca Dessert, of Marcelin, Saskatchewan. Husband of Irene Dessert, of New Westminster, British Columbia.

The province of British Columbia honoured Pilot Officer Dessert by naming Dessert Lake in his honour.

Commemorated on Page 290 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

NEW WESTMINSTER (ST. PETER'S) R. C. CEM.
British Columbia, Canada

Grave Reference:

Block 4. Lot 35. Grave C.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Grave marker– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Leon Albert Dessert– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Leon Albert Dessert
  • Photo of Leon Albert Dessert– Photo of Pilot Officer C-46828 Leon Albert Dessert.  IDed on back in old Ink
"Leon Dessert Dec.43 Killed July 44"
This photo was taken from an old Canadian Air Force Photo album from the estate of an Air Force officer.
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Gravemarker– Grave of Pilot Officer C-46828 Leon Albert Dessert 1919-1944.
Frazer View Catholic Section (St. Peter's)New Westminster BC Canada
 Block 4 Lot 35 Grave C

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