MacDonald Manitoba No. 3 B & G only gunner to come back alive after the war

I posted this picture yesterday.

Mr. Corbeil is sharing all of his wartime pictures with us.

There is not much information on No. 3 B & G on the Internet.

I found this link.

I thought I would find more information about Mr. Corbeil and the picture taken in MacDonald, Manitoba.

I am going to see Mr. Corbeil this week to give him his scrapbook back and ask him to tell me more about it.

This is Mr. Corbeil’s crew.


I will ask him also to talk more about each of them.

I know you will come back to know more about these men.

Lest We Forget.

A day in the life of Jean-Paul Corbeil: part 1

Mr. Corbeil is a veteran of 425 Alouette.

He lent me his scrapbook so I could scan all the everyday life pictures the navigator Pierre Gauthier took.

This one is not one of them.

Mr. Corbeil is in Manitoba.

He wrote this caption…

MacDonald Manitoba No. 3 B & G only gunner to come back alive after the war

Mr. Corbeil is on the left in the second row.

I know you want to know more about Mr. Corbeil.

Jean-Paul Corbeil and Pierre Gauthier

A day in the life of Eddy Dubois: part 3

Eddy was stationed at Darrell’s Island.

He had this picture.

Eddy wrote this caption…

Catalina PBY flying boat on take-off for Scotland (a 22 hour flight)

Here are some more pictures that Eddy shared with me.

This one is not part of his own collection.

He took it on the Internet.

He wrote this…

Martin A-30 (Baltimore Mk. IIIA) with RAF serial number FA 105. Note this aircraft has the Martin dorsal turret. (U.S. Air Force photo)

But this one is…

Eddy wrote this caption…


A day in the life of Eddy Dubois: part 2

Eddy wrote this caption…

Churchill was on this and commandered it to get to England urgently.

All passengers off also mail and baggage to lighten it so it could go direct.

Click on the image to zoom in

I went on the Internet to find more information on this, but I could not.

The plane is a PBM Mariner.

I suspect this was taken in 1943. Churchill attend a conference with President Roosevelt.

The Third Washington Conference codenamed  Trident was held in Washington, D.C. was a World War II strategic meeting from May 12 to May 25, 1943, between the heads of government of the United Kingdom and the United States. The delegations were headed by Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt, respectively.

The plans for the Italian Campaign, air attacks on Nazi Germany, and the Pacific War were agreed upon.

Source Wikipedia