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Deplanche, Earl Joseph (Leading Aircraftman)

Killed 1943-December-02

Male Head

Birth Date: 1913-November-27 (age 30)

Son of Joseph A. Deplanche and Mae E. Deplanche, of Thorold

husband of Madeline F. Deplanche, of St. Thomas

Home: St Thomas, Ontario

4 BGS- Bombing & Gunnery School
Fingal, Ontario, Canada
Leading Aircraftman
Air Chief MarshalA/C/M
Air MarshalA/M
Air Vice MarshalA/V/M
Air CommodoreA/C
Group CaptainG/C
Wing CommanderW/C
Squadron LeaderS/L
Flight LieutenantF/L
Flying OfficerF/O
Pilot OfficerP/O
Warrant Officer 1st ClassWO1
Warrant Officer 2nd ClassWO2
Flight SergeantFS
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
aero engine mechanic
Service Numbers
LAC E.J. Deplanche had started the starboard engine of an Anson aircraft using a portable battery and walked forward under the aircraft just as the port engine kicked over. He was struck by the propeller and died in the station Hospital later that day.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Canada Primary Source Library and Archives Canada Service Files (may not exist)

Google Map Victoria Lawn Cemetery, Canada
Sec C Plot 133 Grave 4

4 BGS- Bombing & Gunnery School (4 Bomb and Gunnery School)

The Bombing and Gunnery School (B&GS) offered instruction in the techniques of bomb aiming and aerial machine gunnery to Air Observers, Bomb Aimers, and Wireless Air Gunners. These schools required large areas to accommodate their bombing and gunnery ranges, and were often located near water. The Avro Anson, Fairey Battle, Bristol Bolingbroke, and Westland Lysander were the standard aircraft used at B&GS schools.
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