Lt. Francis E. Blanc, Army / RCAF

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Lt. Francis E. Blanc, Army / RCAF

Post by georgetanksherman » Tue Nov 15, 2022 10:33 pm

Greetings all,

Looking for info on which Squadron Lt. Francis E. Blanc, Born Brooklyn, New York, Passed 1971, Was in the Canadian Army for WW I, then joined RCAF for WW II, say he was captured and spent time in a Japanese P.O.W. Camp for 3 1/2 years.

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Re: Lt. Francis E. Blanc, Army / RCAF

Post by Temujin » Wed Nov 16, 2022 12:23 pm

georgetanksherman wrote:
Tue Nov 15, 2022 10:33 pm
Greetings all,

Looking for info on which Squadron Lt. Francis E. Blanc, Born Brooklyn, New York, Passed 1971, Was in the Canadian Army for WW I, then joined RCAF for WW II, say he was captured and spent time in a Japanese P.O.W. Camp for 3 1/2 years.

Any help and Info would truly be appreciated

George
Could this be him George


The Vancouver Sun
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
29 Jan 1971, Fri • Page 34
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Re: Lt. Francis E. Blanc, Army / RCAF

Post by georgetanksherman » Thu Nov 17, 2022 8:14 am

Thank You for the info Temujin, not sure about his WW II stuff, the Saskatchewan Legion Magazine said he was in WW I, which I found info on, and it said he was in WW II as well was captured by the Japanese and was made a guest for 3 1/2 years, but I cannot find anything about that, maybe it was a mistake, and the person doing the write up, got it wrong !

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Re: Lt. Francis E. Blanc, Army / RCAF

Post by Temujin » Thu Nov 17, 2022 6:51 pm

George I found this. He was a POW (civilian) of the Japanese. He worked for the Boyle Company in Singapore as mentioned in his obit
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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada · Friday, November 26, 1954
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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada · Thursday, October 11, 1945
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Re: Lt. Francis E. Blanc, Army / RCAF

Post by Temujin » Thu Nov 17, 2022 7:02 pm

The Province
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada · Thursday, August 30, 1945
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Re: Lt. Francis E. Blanc, Army / RCAF

Post by Temujin » Thu Nov 17, 2022 7:09 pm

Found this Australian record
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Re: Lt. Francis E. Blanc, Army / RCAF

Post by Temujin » Thu Nov 17, 2022 7:43 pm

Found him in records for the Enemy Civilian Internment Camp, Sime Road, Singapore
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Re: Lt. Francis E. Blanc, Army / RCAF

Post by georgetanksherman » Sat Nov 19, 2022 12:50 am

Thank You Temujin, I was starting to think I was losing it a bit, I knew I saw that he became a POW, but I was wondering Why and How, and you help fill in the gaps and the questions. So Actually, he was RFC in WW I, got out, and as a civilian, he became a POW.

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Re: Lt. Francis E. Blanc, Army / RCAF

Post by Temujin » Sat Nov 19, 2022 10:53 am

Correct

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