My Meeting with R220222

I was privileged enough to be a recipient of a letter from him this morning

RCAF 425 Les Alouettes

 logbook Jean-Paul Corbeil 001

I have to say I did not know what to expect when I first paid a visit to Mr Corbeil in May 2010. Little did I know then that this would be the first of more than 50 meetings with a veteran air gunner with 425 Alouette who flew 40 missions from May to September 1944.

Jean-Paul Corbeil

Meeting Mr Corbeil is the main reason I carried on writing this blog about 425 Alouette. Little did I know in 2010 that Mr Corbeil had a 41st mission on his mind…



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Author: Tony Wilkins

When Man entered the atomic age, he opened a door into a new world. What we’ll eventually find in that new world, nobody can predict.

4 thoughts on “My Meeting with R220222”

  1. You already got his second letter!
    I was hoping people outside North America would get it before November 11th.

    Thanks for sharing Tony.
    Mr Corbeil will be delighted.
    I will be meeting him on Wednesday.
    By then people will be able to see his first letter sent last March.

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