Roland Bélanger was from Québec. He was a Co-pilot in a bombing plane shot down during World War II. Roland was born October 16, 1921. He was a Liaison Officer with the RAF (#J-24828). His nephew, Simon Lambert, of Saint-Laurent Québec, is searching for information on him. Roland was co-pilot in a bomber. His plane along with three others were returning from a combat mission around July 9, 1944 on the coast of Holland. There was a full moon so they could see each other. As well, they radioed each other every two minutes. When Roland's plane did not respond, the others circled back. They could not find any evidence of a crash, no fire, no debris, nothing.

If anyone knew Roland and can provide any information at all, it would be very appreciated if you could contact me at the address below. Thank you.

Roland Bélanger

  • The National Archives of Canada have provided Roland's family with information on his service record as well as confirmation of his death.
  • This is a picture of Roland when he was about 21 years old. He was 5 ft. 6 in. tall and weighed 150 pounds.
  • Information from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website indicates that his full name as Joseph Adelard Roland Belanger and that he was with the 524th Squadron, RCAF

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