The Airmen's Stories - P/O J E P Laricheliere
Joseph Emile Paul Laricheliere was born in Montreal, Canada on 3rd December 1912. He attended the University of Montreal and graduated in 1933.
In August 1939 he joined the RAF on a short service commission and did his elementary flying at 22 E&RFTS Cambridge. With his training completed, he was posted to 6 OTU Sutton Bridge on 18th May 1940. After converting to Hurricanes he was posted to 213 Squadron at Biggin Hill on the 25th.
He claimed two Me110's and a Me109 destroyed on 13th August and two Me110's and a Ju87 on the 15th. He failed to return from combat off Portland on 16th August.
Laricheliere was 27. He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Panel 9.
Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner