Crew of EQ-X
408 Squadron
408 Squadron RCAF insignia

Crew of BB-343 (EQ-X) 408 Squadron RCAF
This photograph was kindly made available by Madame Marcelle Pilon,
sister-in-law of François Rolland Pilon.

This photograph was sent home by François Rolland Pilon.  He is shown here with 4 other crew members of the ill-fated BB-343 (EQ-X) of the 408 Squadron, RCAF.  His journal indicates he joined the 408 Squadron on March 25, 1943.  This photograph must have been taken sometime between that date and April 16, 1943.

The following is our translation of the caption Rolland Pilon wrote on the back of this photograph:

"Our Crew"

Standing - from left to right
-Lloyd Haines - bombadier - from Montréal
-Tony Gielty - gunner - our good Scotsman
-the "Navigator" (François Rolland Pilon)
-Ronnie Winter - wireless, Englishman
 - Jacques Guay - pilot - from Québec

P.S. Our two new members are not present.

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