Aimé Thiévin’s Memoirs – Part 1

Les souvenirs de guerre d’Aimé Thiévin, sans-filiste…

L’original est écrit en anglais. Je traduirai le tout cette semaine.

RCAF 425 Les Alouettes

This is the first of several posts about the memoirs of Aimé Thiévin who was a wireless air gunner with 425 Alouette. In all my research done  on 425 Alouette Squadron, these memoirs are the most realistic account of what these airmen went through during the war. The veterans I have met since 2010 have told similar stories, but never wrote them down. I have written parts of their stories on my blog, but never the whole story.

Last week, both his son Denis and his granddaughter Dana left comments on the blog. They both offered pictures and what you are going to read for the next few Sundays on this blog. Some of the pictures are taken from Antoine Brassard’s personal collection, and are shared by his daughter. Most  pictures are being shared for the first time.

Danielle, who is a personal friend, wrote a touching homage to her…

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