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    Default F/O M C Love a Canadian in the RCAF

    He was reportedly shot down according to 'Johnnie Johnson Spitfire Top Gun publ. 2002'
    on Sept 3rd 1943, after bagging a hun.

    Dilip writes his last words over the RT were 'see you in Gib' (nr Argentan).

    Not sure which Sqn, but it might have been 421 or 403, the wing that Johnson led at this time?

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    He was with 421 Sq. and he became a PoW after bailing out of MH334.

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    Ah yes indeed! Thanks John E
    'Escorting B-17s to Beaumont-le-Roger. Hit by debris from exploding Bf109 and abandoned 3-9-43'

    I have a bad copy of a v.fine depiction of a Spitfire flying hood-back over some clouds. I think Love was at the controls.
    Just can't think where I got it?

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    From Democracy at War database

    LOVE, Mortimer Crane, FO., missing on active service after air operations overseas. Mrs. E. Lippincott Love .
    (mother), Wynnewood, Pa.
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
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    he was an american it seems, born 1922, and after the war he apepars a few times arriving back in New York. he appears to be working for the State Department after the war.
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
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    Yes thanks Dennis a Canadian in the RCAF is a little less astonishing!
    (Did think it was an odd title)..
    Glad he got through.
    Cheers, Dave

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    I was trying to find where I obtained this photo. It has a PAC?


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    Sorry the URL was wrong:
    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/404/rclove.jpg/

    P8332 (or a Spitfire in this guise) is also here interestingly:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pvdac/6041411029/in/photostream/

    In the Canadian War Mus Ottawa

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    Last edited by david cullen; 4th November 2011 at 14:41.

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    Mortimer C. LOVE - RCAF J/12474 - PoW Camp L4 PoW N. 2476.

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    I thank all of your who have posted details about my cousin, Mortimer Crane Love (MCL), RCAF service number J/12474. Here are details for you.

    He was born in 1922 in Pennsylvania, USA. He is relatively close in age to his uncle, Robert Taylor Lippincott (RTL), b. 1915. The two were living together in 1940, per the 1940 census. In '41, RTL travelled north, after the US laws changed, to join the RCAF, Service numbers R96419 and J88679. Months later, MCL travelled north to join RTL.

    MCL's mother, Estelle Lippincott Love, was RTL's sister. The stories of the two interweave for years. RTL remained close to MCL till his end.

    RTL served as a RCAF wireless radio operator. MCL was a pilot. He is listed as being a POW with three entries, one for 1943, and two for 1945, one of which is in the thread above. Both camps were in the vicinity of Bremen, Germany. Again, between RTL and my father, I heard the stories of him being shot down and being a POW, but never knew any details beyond that.

    He recovered from his internment quickly. He travelled back to the USA, and BACK to England, in Oct, 1945, to attend Oxford University, which he may have completed in 1950, because he made yet another transatlantic crossing westward that year.

    His wife's name is Betty. I am still trying to learn of her full maiden name.

    I grew up hearing stories about MCL. He did serve with the US State Department, including in overseas assignments. He died in 2012, only a few years after RTL, both in the USA.

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