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F/ L Georges Alexandre Gilles Bechoux RAFVR - 103 Squadron.

  Belgian Army - Belgian Resistance – Betrayed, captured and condemned to death – Escaped from Liege prison – Air Gunner 103 Squadron.

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  Georges Bechoux was born on the 8th December 1909 in Bois et Borsu, Liege, Belgium.

  He served for a short time in the 12e Regiment de Ligne Prince Leopold based at Liege and was on the army reserve list for much of the 30s. Pre war he was an auto electrician by trade, married with one son. Bechoux was recalled to the colours on the 10th May 1940 at the start of the German offensive. He fought in the Battle of Belgium and on the 29th May was demobilised.

  Subsequently he became an active and leading member of the Belgium Resistance in the Liege region.

  He was betrayed and captured in July 1941 and condemned to death for acts of sabotage.  Whilst held in the Citadel at Liege awaiting the sentence to be carried out he escaped in Jan 1942 and evaded to England arriving in July 42.

  Bechoux joined the RAF in September 42 and was selected for Air Gunnery training.

  On qualifying as an Air Gunner he was posted to 30 OTU with a commission and joined the crew of  fellow Belgian Louis Remy. They were posted to 103 Sq and Elsham Wolds in July 1944 and completed a tour between Aug 44 and Jan 45.

  Bechoux was promoted to Flight Lieutenant in Oct 1945 and left the Air Force in 1946. He reverted to civilian life and ran a café in Liege for many years.

  Item written by David Fell - Thanks to the Belgian War Museum for the photo and some of the information in the above.



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