October 7, 1917 - January 16, 2010
Joseph-Anatole Cote was a pilot with 439 Squadron. He was the former president of A.I. F. Q. and former Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel of 430 Canadian Forces Base, Valcartier, Quebec. He resided in Fossambault sur-le-Lac. He was married to Dame Geraldine Hallessey and then to Irene Hallessey. He was the father of six children. He had many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
When war broke out, Cote enlisted in the RCAF and became a pilot. He trained in Trois-Riverieres, then in Trenton. He was sent to England and first was an airfield controller, then a pilot. He was shot down on January 20, 1945.
He was interviewed by Veterans Affairs Canada where he discussed his missions over Germany and his wartime experiences. The interviews are in French.