They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Roger Belanger


Able Seaman, V3484, RCNVR


Born: 11 May 1919, St. Michel, Bellechasse, Quebec


Died: 07 Sep 1942 at sea


Book of Remembrance


BELANGER, Roger, AB, V3484, RCNVR, MPK - 07 Sep 1942, HMCS RACCOON - Son of Edmond Belanger, and of Corinne C. Belanger of St. Michel de Bellechasse, Quebec.


AB Belanger died when his ship, HMCS RACCOON, which was on convoy escort in the St. Lawrence River off the Gaspé Peninsula, was hit and sunk by two torpedoes from U165. All 37 hands were lost.


Ships served in:

QUEBEC DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 28 May 1940.  Commenced Active Service 15 Aug 1940

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 22 Aug 1940 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS RACCOON - Drafted to RACCOON 24 Apr 1941 as an OS, RCNVR

* Rated AB 23 Aug 1941



(RB01) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 4



Second World War Casualty Index