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[Home] [Profiles 103 Sqn A to M] [Albert Laviolette 103 Sqn]

Flight Lieutenant Joseph Albert LAVIOLETTE (J89934) DFC RCAF

103 Sqn posting 25th November 1944 - 6th June 1945.

103 Squadron - Laviolette

Albert Laviolette was a Canadian who enlisted in the RCAF on the 11th Sept 1942 at Vancouver, British Columbia. He trained as a pilot and embarked to the UK in 1943. After further training he was posted to 103 Sqn at Elsham Wolds with his crew on the 25th November 1944.

At the start of their tour Albert’s crew consisted of :-

Sgt. B. Robinson RAFVR.

F/S. R. Todd RAFVR.

W/O. C.W. Ellam RCAF

F/S. H.A. Young RAFVR

F/S. F.J. Glover RCAF

F/S. J.B. Shaw RCAF

This crew commenced their tour on the 15/16th December 1944 with an operation to attack the I G Farben chemical factories at Ludwigshafen/Oppau. They completed an arduous tour of 30 operations on the 2nd May 1945 with a Manna food drop to Rotterdam.

For full details refer to the Albert Laviolette and Crew Flip Book here or click on the book cover below

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I thank the Laviolette family for permission to post this excellent and comprehensive document on the site.

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