Born at Chastres, 5 September
1909. Member of the Aé Mil before the War. Escaped from
Belgium on 20 April 1942 via Portugal to Great
Britain where he arrived on 12 July 1942. Enlisted as P/O into
the Belgian Section of the RAF on 11 November 1942. Send for
training to 5 (P)AFU (17 November 1942), (P)AFU-Calverley (23
December 1942)and 61 OTU (9 February
1943). Posted to 350 Sqn on 6 April 1943 and promoted
F/O (war subs) on 11 May 1943. On 30 January 1944, Gerard,
executing a Ranger to St-Omer was hit by flak. He managed to
fly his plane back to Hawkinge but caught fire on landing.
Badly wounded, Jean Gerard died of his injuries.