Resume of 40th Anniversary Commemorative Escorted Tour to England and France

About the 40th Anniversary commemorative escorted tour of the Athabaskan Association in 1984

Lest We Forget II

These PDFs files are part of Alfred Kühn’s collection of memorabilia. His son Manfred has been sharing most of all he has about his father who was a sailor aboard the T24.

Association Athabaskan 23 April to 8 May 1984 Page 1

Association Athabaskan 23 April to 8 May 1984 Page 2

Association Athabaskan 23 April to 8 May 1984 Page 3

Association Athabaskan 23 April to 8 May 1984 Page 4

Association Athabaskan 23 April to 8 May 1984 Page 5

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Searching for information on Jean-Paul Michaud

More about 425 Alouette Squadron

RCAF 425 Alouettes III

On November 15, 2014, I had this comment from a reader on the original version of my blog dedicated to the Alouettes…

My father Jean-Paul Michaud was a KW Lancaster pilot with the 425 Alouettes squadron during WWII. I don’t know a lot about it since he died when I was very young and my mother knew very little about it because he refused to talk about the war. If through this blog I could know a little more about his history and the man he was, I would be delighted.

In 2014, there was not much information about Jean-Paul Michaud.

Five years later, this is what that reader sent me to help me find more about her father who did not talk about his service with 425 Alouette…

Jean-Paul Michaud

LA PATRIE 1943-03-19_12 (PDF)

La Patrie 1943-09-01_04

La Patrie 1944-08-14b

La Patrie 1944-11-29_02

La Presse 1944-05-16_03

La Presse 1944-05-23_03

La Presse 1944-11-28_03

To be continued…

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Digging for Britain – WWII Special

The team are on an archaeological hunt of our more recent past as they follow the search for artefacts from World War II. They join marine archaeologists in the Solent as they raise the once-in-a-lifetime find of a Fairey Barracuda dive bomber. More than 2500 Barracudas were in service during the war, but not a single complete plane survives today. Naoíse Mac Sweeney joins the post-excavation to reveal how the find could help bring this rare aircraft back to life.

CBS Radio Complete Broadcast Day for D-Day June 6, 1944

Sent by a friend…

Some 76 years and a few days later, we are approaching D-Day. If you have 24-hours on your hands, you can listen, minute-to-minute, to what was being broadcast on CBS on June 6, 1944: This is the kind of history that I enjoy. It tells you what the average American radio listener was learning about the landings in France.



This upload contains CBS Radio’s complete broadcast day for D-Day, June 6, 1944. Coverage begins in the early overnight hours on June 6, and continues into the early hours of June 7. The broadcast is broken into 24 hour-long segments. The professionalism, quality and integrity of the reporting is refreshing.

This weekend, Superbowl LIV will be played at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens Florida, in front of an expected crowd of 65,326. In 1938, forty-five times that number were mobilized in the first four days alone, primarily children, relocated from cities and towns across Great Britain to the relative safety of the countryside.

via January 29, 1944 Operation Pied Piper — Today in History