Question, O. Langevin, 425 Sqdn

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Question, O. Langevin, 425 Sqdn

Post by georgetanksherman » Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:24 pm

While going through Aircrew Remembered there was a mention of O. Langevin RCAF 425 Sqdn, from USA, but no other info, been looking all over, can not find an O. Langevin, but there is a G. Langevin, RCAF, No. 425 Squadron flying in Halifax PN173 that was shot down on March 5, 1945 and became a P.O.W., can not find where he is from, but is it possible that the "O" was mistaken for the "G" ?????

Just thought I would ask, in case someone might know

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Re: Question, O. Langevin, 425 Sqdn

Post by Temujin » Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:21 pm

georgetanksherman wrote:
Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:24 pm
While going through Aircrew Remembered there was a mention of O. Langevin RCAF 425 Sqdn, from USA, but no other info, been looking all over, can not find an O. Langevin, but there is a G. Langevin, RCAF, No. 425 Squadron flying in Halifax PN173 that was shot down on March 5, 1945 and became a P.O.W., can not find where he is from, but is it possible that the "O" was mistaken for the "G" ?????

Just thought I would ask, in case someone might know

Cheers
George
George, in the book “They Shall Not Grow Old”, their is only ONE “Langevin’ who died who was in the RCAF

CPL Joseph Arlene Adelard Langevin, killed 15 July 1942. #4 Service Flying Training School. Cessna Crane crashed. He was from Grand Mere PQ

But let me look further, as the Langevin you mention may be RAF or other Commonwealth country

OOOOPs, didn’t see you said he was a POW.....I check that first

Follow up: There is NO “Langevin” on the RCAF POW List......I”ll keep checking

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Re: Question, O. Langevin, 425 Sqdn

Post by Temujin » Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:28 pm

Found these records.....still looking

This is from 425 Squadron records
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Re: Question, O. Langevin, 425 Sqdn

Post by Temujin » Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:47 pm

Here’s a crew list for Jan 45

You maybe can see the reason why the discrepancy........He has 3 Initials (which is very typical of French Canadian’s).......in fact you can see the whole crew is French Canadian’s

His name was GLJ Langevin
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Found the record for that day 4/5 March 1945.......same initials....BUT you have to look closely, you can barely see that the first letter is a G
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Re: Question, O. Langevin, 425 Sqdn

Post by Temujin » Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:17 pm

OK, found his record when he went missing.......You can see his “real name” in this record. The rest of his crew are also in this record. He “probably” went by his last Forename of “Guy”
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Re: Question, O. Langevin, 425 Sqdn

Post by Temujin » Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:42 pm

Found the mission information:
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Re: Question, O. Langevin, 425 Sqdn

Post by Temujin » Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:48 pm

Found another photo of the crew, with names
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Re: Question, O. Langevin, 425 Sqdn

Post by georgetanksherman » Mon Dec 07, 2020 1:03 pm

Appreciate the heads up on that Temujin, thought something was not right when it kept sending me to "G" Langevin instead of "O" Langevin, not sure why Aircrew Remembered are saying USA, when it does not even look like he is from there or received a U.S. Medal ! But Thanks as always for clearing that one up !!!!

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