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John Charles Chiasson R/65313 Flight Sergeant 207 RAF Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force April 3, 1918 Sydney, NS August 16, 1940 22 Halifax, NS Passchendaele, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia Post Office Clerk Roman Catholic Single Peter Felix Chiasson (Father) July 24, 1942 24 Runnymede Memorial Panel 103 Commemorated on Page 64 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on February 13 Flight Sergeant Chaisson was the Son of Peter Felix and Mary Chiasson, of Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. Following training in Canada, Fligth Sergeant Chaisson were overseas to the United Kingdom where he was assigned to 16 Operational Training Unit on July 7, 1941 and reassigned to RAF Bottesford, Leicestershire with 207 RAF Squadron on August 16, 1941. On March 1, 1942, Flight Sergeant Chaisson, acting as air gunner on air operations was credited with shooting down an enemy aircraft. On air operations, July 23/24, 1942, the Avro Lancaster (R5499 EM-O/R5632 EM-N) in which he was a crew member failed to return to base. All were lost.
Chaisson -second from left
Remembering World War II
John Charles Chiasson