Killy Kilpatrick, Pete Langille, and Jimmy Simpson
at Banville, near Ste Croix Sur Mer, 1944.
The hole in the church tower was caused by an artillery shell aimed at
taking out the snipers who were operating there. Killy borrowed the Jeep
and took some pals for a ride, but they were very nervous about getting
too close to the enemy! On the back of the photo, it is labelled "Killy,
Pete, Jimmy". Langille was KIA (25 November 1944 when his aircraft was hit
by flak; the aircraft he was flying was MN912 DP-J, probably the same
my grandfather often flew)
and Simpson died in South Africa in
Last names courtesy Chris Thomas, author of
'Typhoon and Tempest Story' and '2ndTAF' Vols 1, 2, and 3.