I had this comment last week about a man who was caring for a Spitfire pilot’s grave.
Je suis à la recherche d’informations au sujet du pilote : Donald John Shapter, J/35505, 403e Escadron de l’ARC (code KH). Mort le 14 juillet 1944 sur la commune de Saint-Lambert dans le Calvados, Normandie, France.
Je fleuris régulièrement sa tombe dans le petit cimetière de St-Lambert, mon devoir de mémoire.
Voilà je vous remercie d’avance.
I am looking for information about a pilot: Donald John Shapter, J/35505,403 RCAF Squadron (code KH). He died on 14 July 1944 in the commune of Saint-Lambert in Calvados, Normandy, France.
I regularly place flowers on his grave in the small cemetery of St-Lambert, this is my duty to remember.
I thank you in advance.
Many people in France still remember the Fallen. A lady in France who had contacted me two years ago was doing the same with Leclare Walker.
Ronny Bosmann does the same in the Netherlands remembering Admiral Byrd.
These are two pictures of Donald John Shapter, J/35505. First when he was not still a commissioned officer.
Donald John Shapter, J/35505 earned his wings at No.6 SFTS Dunnville.
Donald Shapter is remembered on the Canadian Virtual War Memorial.
In memory of
Donald John Shapter
July 14, 1944
- Service Number: J/35505
- Age: 24
- Force: Air Force
- Unit: Royal Canadian Air Force
- Division: 403 Sqdn.
Son of the Revd. Charles P. Shapter and Margaret M. Shapter; husband of Elizabeth Jean Shapter, of Toronto, Ontario.
Commemorated on Page 440 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.
- Cemetery: ST. LAMBERT CHURCHYARD ; Calvados, France
- Grave Reference: N/A
- Location: St. Lambert is a village and commune 20 miles (32 kilometres) south-west of Caen, 25 miles (40 kilometres) south-south-east of Bayeux, and 6 miles (9 kilometres) south-west of Thury-Elarcourt. This is a small town on the N.162 Caen to Flers road, 16 miles (26 kilometres) south-south-west of Caen. There is 1 Commonwealth burial of the 1939-1945 war here, in the north-west corner of the churchyard.
I guess Jacques will be sending me a picture of Donald Shapter grave.