Thomas Melville PETHICK
430 (RCAF) Squadron
Royal Canadian Air Force
Wednesday 02 June 1943. Age 21
Son of L. M. Pethick and D. Gertrude Pethick, of Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada.
AIREL CHURCHYARD, Manche, France.
Airel is a village 12 kilometres north of the town of Saint-Lô.
There is 1 Commonwealth burial of the 1939-1945 war here, 16 metres south-east of the south-eastern corner of the church.
No. of Identified Casualties
In Fighter Command Losses of Second World War by Norman L R FRANKS, Midland Publishing, is written:
F/O T M Pethick, 430 (RCAF) Squadron, Mustang I AM200,
Rhubarb (*) pm. Shot down by flak over Airel.
(*) Rhubarb: Small scale freelance fighter sorties against ground targets of opportunity.
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