Joseph Marie Guy Alexandre Casgrain

Title

Joseph Marie Guy Alexandre Casgrain

Description

Sergeant Pilot, died 1 August 1941
On August 1, 1941 R56192 Sergeant Pilot Joseph Marie Guy Alexandre Casgrain of 242 Squadron was engaged in a dogfight over France. His Spitfire was shot down in the course of the engagement. Records indicate that he may have been victim of one of his own squadron mate's machine guns in the fog of battle. Friendly fire was an occupational hazard 50 years ago just as it has been in more recent conflicts. Casgrain, 25, was reported "missing - presumed dead after Air Ops off Dunkirk." He has no known grave but his name is inscribed on Panel 61 of the Runnymede Memorial at Egham, England.
(Drolet 23)

Source

Drolet, Dr. “Gil”. Loyola, The Wars: In Remembrance of “Men for Others”. Waterloo, Ontario, Canada: Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies, Wilfred Laurier University, 1996.

Date

1940-1946

Files

Casgrain_Sgt P Alex '36.jpg

Citation

“Joseph Marie Guy Alexandre Casgrain,” Loyola Archives, accessed September 19, 2017, http://lhsarchives.omeka.net/items/show/392.