Squadron Leader Henri Gonay, DFC, CdeG (1913-1944)

A short memorial video to a Belgian pilot in the RAF, Henri Gonay who crashed and lost his life in Jersey shortly after D-Day in June 1944. It is believed that Squadron Leader Gonay had been attacking German shipping to the south of Jersey when his Hawker Typhoon fighter was hit by anti-aircraft fire.

His body was recovered from the wreckage at the crash site near Morville Farm, St Ouen and was buried in the Allied Military Cemetery at Howard Davis Park.

Subsequently, a small road at the crash site was renamed Rue Henri Gonay seventy years later in 2014 in the presence of his daughter.