Jean Courtois (RAF n°1424977 )
(J-L Roba Collection)

Born on 22 July 1906 at Hastière-Lavaux, worked in France after the capitulation of the Belgian Army. Joined the UK where he arrived on 12 July 1942 and enlisted in the RAF as groundcrew. Posted to 350 Sqn on 7 December 1942 before he attended Air Gunner course together with Richelet in September 1943 at 2 A.G.S., RAF Dalcross. Further training saw him at 83 O.T.U., RAF Child's Ercall and in April 1944 at the 1656 Conversion Unit before being posted at RAF Kermington, 166 Sqn where he arrived on 13 Mai 1944. Died when on a raid to Dortmund,  Avro Lancaster MkI LL954 'AS-E' flown by F/O Shepperd, crashed at Birgelen-Wasserberg, near Aachen on 23 May 1944. Buried at Evere.

(Info kindly provided by André Bar)

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