Flying Officer Jean Bruno Le Cavalier was a Canadian airman of the Royal Air Force who died during the Second World War.
He was born in Montreal, the son of Isidore and Laura Le Cavalier (née Giroux). Le Cavalier studied at the Institut Mongean and the Royal Military College of Canada. He was commissioned in the RAF on 9 July 1938 and was stationed in Transjordan, Egypt, and Mandate Palestine. After war broke out, his squadron, No. 14, operated over Abyssinia and Libya.
Aged 25, Le Cavalier died on 27 May 1941, when his Bristol Beaufighter (serial Z5593) crashed 30 miles south-west of Mersa Matruh. His aircraft had been returning from a bombing raid on an airfield in Crete. His two crew bailed out, but only the gunner survived.
He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.
- ↑ Vennat, Pierre (1997), Les héros oubliés: l'histoire inédite des militaires canadiens-français de la deuxième guerre mondiale, Volume 2, p. 178.
- ↑ Shores, Christopher & Cull, Brian (2008), Air War for Yugoslavia Greece and Crete 1940-41, p. 387.