"His exceptional abilities as an airman and wartime operations commander set the highest standard of leadership and dedication to purpose and caused those whom he led to excel themselves, resulting in outstanding contributions to Canadian aviation."
John Emilius “Johnny” Fauquier earned the reputation as one of Canada's great pilots during the Second World War. He joined the RCAF in 1939 as a Flight Lieutenant, completed an advanced course and served until mid-1941 as an instructor of BCATP instructors. In 1943, Fauquier was promoted to Group Captain of No. 405 Squadron, the Pathfinder Squadron.
He took part in many bombing raids including the epic raid on Peenemunde, Germany, during which he made 17 passes. He would be eventually promoted to Air Commodore, but declined so that he could continue to fly missions.
Born: 19 Mar 1909, Ottawa, ON
Died: 3 Apr 1981
Awards: DSO, DFC