Message from Nicolas Paquin

Ross Eveleigh Johnson is a young Quebec pilot who was involved in the Second World War. On July 15, 1944, he was killed by German artillery fire. He has been forgotten for decades, and no monument pays tribute to him in Normandy.

This fundraising campaign will be used to build a monument to his memory. A work of visual art that bears witness to the uselessness of wars and the waste of lives they represent.

Contribute now to the height you want. As much as you can. As for me, who has chosen to carry out this project, I will send my little collection of stories of our soldiers, Le Nerf de la guerre, to all those who have donated $25 or more.

Thank you!

Click here to be directed to the gofundme site.

 

8 thoughts on “D-Day for Rossie

  1. This brave airman has a grave marker just like the thousands of other Canadians who lost their lives in the World Wars. There are many hundreds of airmen, soldiers and sailors who have no personal grave marker and are only commented on group memorials like the navy memorial in Halifax.

    I really question the need for another memorial to remember this man.

    Best Ed

    1. You have a right to voice your opinion Ed. I know more than 19,000 Canadian airmen lost their lives during WII, even more from the Canadian Army and the Royal Canadian Navy. I don’t ask my readers to contribute. I did contribute volontarily in the names of the names veterans I met since 2009.

  2. Allo Pierre By chance I came by for a visit to see what all is happening. To my surprise, i read about
    a ” Tiffie ” driver Ross Eveleigh Johnson. What in the world happened ? Why this young man was not
    included with his mates…. the mind boggles. Would you know which RAF unit Ross served with ?
    Cheers
    Arrow

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