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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 205495
Last updated: 10 September 2021
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Date:06-JUL-1942
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic P40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss Kittyhawk Mk I
Owner/operator:130 Sqn RCAF
Registration: AK915
MSN: AE-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:St Lawrence river near Ste. Anne-des-Monts Quebec -   Canada
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RCAF Mont Joli
Destination airport:RCAF Mont Joli
Narrative:
Chevrier was posted to be the first CO of 130 Squadron, taking command at Mont-Joli, Quebec on 1st May 1942. On 6th July 1942 the squadron was scrambled to search for U-boats after a freighter was torpedoed 10 miles off Ste. Anne-des-Monts. Four Kittyhawks were launched. Several survivors of the sunk ship were located, but no U-boat.

Chevrier ran out of fuel on the return to Mont-Joli, and died when his Kittyhawk AK915 ditched in the St. Lawrence just off Ste. Anne-des-Monts. His body was not recovered and he is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial.
Ditched in the St Lawrence river following fuel starvation. Body never found. Pilot was C/856 S/L Joseph Armand Jacques Chevrier RCAF.

Sources:

RCAF archives
Veterans Affairs Canada
Battle of Britain London monument web site


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Feb-2018 06:57 tachel Added
04-Oct-2020 13:58 tachel Updated [Aircraft type, Destination airport]
04-Oct-2020 15:18 tachel Updated [Cn]
26-Jun-2021 17:56 mpierrela Updated [Departure airport, Narrative]

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