Canada: Distinguished Flying Cross Medal Group Mounted with Documentation (Awarded to Flying Officer Joseph F. L. R. Poirier)
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Canada: Distinguished Flying Cross Medal Group Mounted with Documentation (Awarded to Flying Officer Joseph F. L. R. Poirier).
Included is a distinguished flying cross, Canadian volunteer medal, 1939-45 war medal, 1939-45 British defense medal, 1939-45 star, France and Germany star, various bars and pins, 2 original letters declaring the awardment of the distinguished flying cross, and a copy of the London gazette from May 25th 1945.
NOTE: Photos of Joseph Poirer are NOT included with the lot, they are merely for reference.
POIRIER, P/O Joseph Foch Laurier Reynald (J90543) – Distinguished Flying Cross –Squadron – Award effective 10 May 1945 as per London Gazette dated 25 May 1945 and AFRO 1291/45 dated 10 August 1945. Born 1922 in , Quebec; home in Montreal (cashier); enlisted there 25 February 1942. Trained at No.3 ITS (graduated 7 November 1942), No.5 BGS (graduated 15 April 1943) and No.4 AOS (graduated 6 August 1943). Commissioned September 1944. Award presented in Montreal 25 November 1949.
Pilot Officer Poirier has taken part in a large number of operational sorties. In August 1944 he was detailed for a mission over Bois de Cassan. Owing to poor visibility it was necessary to fly low over the target. Accurate and heavy anti-aircraft fire was encountered and the aircraft was hit many times , but with cool determination and efficiency this officer gave excellent directions to his captain and this mission was completed successfully. On another occasion Pilot Officer Poirier participated in an air/sea rescue operation. His excellent directions to his captain enabled the dinghy to be dropped so accurately that three minutes later the crew were all saved. At all times this officer has displayed outstanding courage and devotion to duty.
Interior cockpit view with Poirier near front of plane.