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    Default 451 (RAAF) Sqn - 20-9-1941

    F/Lt Patrick J.A. BYERS - RAF 40078 (fm S.Africa) died/was killed 20-9-1941 and lies buried in the Benghazi War Cem., Libya. What caused this airman's death ? Can't find a matching aircraft serial.
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    Henk,
    According to the ORB, Byers was reported missing from a reconnaissance mission on 13/09/41, but was subsequently reported as a pow, so something happened after that to cause his death.

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    Thanks Alan. Checked my Hurricane file and found that Hurricane Mk.I serial V7775 went missing 13-9-1941 from reconnaissance landing grounds.
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    Henk,
    Another web source states that he was shot down by Hans Joachim Marseille.

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