28.06.1944 No.403 Squadron R.C.A.F. Spitfire IX MJ988 F/O. Lanfranchi loss
Date: 28th June 1944 (Wednesday)
Unit: No. 403 Squadron (RCAF)
Type: Spitfire IX
Base: Advanced landing strip: B2 / Bazenville
Location: Falaise, France
Pilot: F/O. James Leon Lanfranchi J/18918 RCAF Age 26. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
On a beachhead patrol in the early morning when following combat with Fw190 the engine failed.
F/O. James Leon Lanfranchi - taken in around March - June 1941. (courtesy Jane Chilvers)
Memorial to F/O. Lanfranchi in Proussy, France (courtesy Philippe Corve)
Right: Bretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery (courtesy CWGC)
F/O. James Leon Lanfranchi. Bretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery. Grave: XXVIII.H.2. Son of Guido Lanfranchi, and of Martha Lanfranchi, of Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada.
With thanks to the following: Jane Chilvers (Photo of Lanfranchi), Phillippe Corvė (memorial photo's) "Fighter Command Losses" - Norman Franks, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.