Name:Service No:Rank:Service:Date of Birth:Place of Birth:Date of Enlistment:Age at Enlistment:Place of Enlistment:Address at Enlistment:Trade:Religion:Marital Status:Next of Kin:Date of Death:Age at Death:Memorial:
John Charles ChiassonR/65313Flight Sergeant207 RAF Squadron, Royal Canadian Air ForceApril 3, 1918Sydney, NSAugust 16, 194022Halifax, NSPasschendaele, Cape Breton, Nova ScotiaPost Office ClerkRoman CatholicSinglePeter Felix Chiasson (Father)July 24, 194224Runnymede MemorialPanel 103Commemorated on Page 64 of the Second World War Book of RemembranceDisplayed 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.