MIREAULT, JOSEPH FRANCIS

Birthdate
Birthplace
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Age
20
Parents
Son of Joseph Edward and Elizabeth Agnes Mireault of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Religion
Roman Catholic
Occupation
Stock Boy
Service number
R/222600
Engagement
1943-03-11, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Overseas
1943-10-30, United Kingdom
Date of death
1944-06-22
Died
Belgium, Killed in action
Force
Rank
Awards
Royal Canadian Air Force
Plot 11 | Row J | Grave 3
Military grave
Additional info

Awarded the Air Gunner badge on October 1, 1943.

Assigned to the 207 R.A.F. Squadron on May 25, 1944.

207 Squadron reported that Lancaster aircraft ME683 with a crew of 7 failed to return from an operational attack on Wesseling, Germany. It left base at 2320 hrs on the 21st June, 1944. After with no further new was received.

 

Sergeant Kenneth Victor BARNES 1867595 (Flight Engineer) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

Flight Sergeant Stanley Robert BORE 1289453 (Wireless Operator / Air Gunner) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

Flying Officer Alvin van Dyke CORLESS J/26477 (Pilot) Royal Canadian Air Force.

Sergeant Raphael Edward DE CASAGRANDE 1398842 (Navigator) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

Sergeant James Ivan MAGOFFIN R/191611 (Air Gunner) Royal Canadian Air Force.

Sergeant Joseph Francis MIREAULT R/222600 (Air Gunner) Royal Canadian Air Force.

Flying Officer Bruce Allan SOMERS J/24022 (Air Bomber) Royal Canadian Air Force.

The bomber was claimed to be shot down by Major Heinz Wolfgang Schnaufer NJG/4. According to his record he shot down 3 more Allied aircrafts that day, with a total of 121 during his career. 

MIREAULT, JOSEPH FRANCIS
Joseph Francis

 

Crew Lancaster ME683
Graves at Meeuwen, Belgium
Heinz Wolfgang Schnaufer
Heinz Wolfgang Schnaufer