Intermission Two – “Pic” Picard

Intermission post by Pierre Lagacé


There is not much you can find on the Internet in order to pay homage to this French-Canadian Spitfire pilot…

Only this I could find on a forum.

On 24/12/1944 F/O. Picard of 416 Squadron made a crashlanding with his Spitfire LF.XVI SM308 at Evere airbase (Belgium). His plane had been damaged by US flak. Who can supply me the full name of this (probably) Canadian pilot ?

Many thanks and best regards

Luc

Then Luc added this bit of information…

Hi,

The orb of the Squadron (AIR27/1816) mentions that he was posted at this Squadron on 28/09/1944 and that he left to BPC during November 1945. The full name of this Canadian pilot (J/22883) is however not mentioned. What is BPC ?

Best regards

Luc

Richard had a name…

Luc,

Taken from the Canada Gazette Joseph Fernand Guy Henri Picard J-22883
Richard

Maybe I should write a message to Luc, and share this picture from Gordon Hill’s collection…

Pic Picard, sitting, third from the right

 

Joseph Fernand Guy Henri Picard J-22883, sitting, third from the right

 

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