In Memory of

Thomas Melville PETHICK

Flying Officer
J/10279
Pilot
430 (RCAF) Squadron
Royal Canadian Air Force

who died on
Wednesday 02 June 1943. Age 21

 

Additional information

Son of L. M. Pethick and D. Gertrude Pethick, of Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada.

Cemetery

AIREL CHURCHYARD, Manche, France.

Location Information

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

1

 

Circumstances

In Fighter Command Losses of Second World War by Norman L R FRANKS, Midland Publishing, is written:

2nd June 1943,
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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