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Fauquier and Beurling – Did you know? | Flights of History
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In response to George Fuller’s “Outaouais and Beyond” post, Con Campbell of Hudson, Québec, sent a couple of comments. With his permission, we are sharing them here for readers of Flights of History.

 

 

Fauquier, J.E. (Commercial Airways Ltd.), Noranda (1934-38)

 

Be advised that this is also the famous Johnny Fauquier who was a bomber pilot in the RCAF and commander at one time of 617 DAMBUSTER SQ.

http://www.bombercommandmuseum.ca/s,fauquier.html

John E. Fauquier (1909-1981), D.S.O.**, D.F.C.. Croix de Guerre with Palm (France), Chevalier of the Legion of Honour (France). Photo: Bomber Command Museum of Canada, Nanton, Alberta.

 

Buzz Beurling (1921-1948)

 

In early 1939 (March–April ), pre his career in the RAF /RCAF, the famous Canadian ace George “Buzz” Beurling also flew into the Rouyn-Noranda area flying freight from Gravenhurst to Rouyn in a Curtiss Robin with a fellow named Smith Langley.

At the time he was still not a licensed pilot. Ref his book Malta Spitfire pg 14-15.

George Frederick Beurling, D.S.O., D.F.C., D.F.M.*  Photo: Wikipedia.