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    Default 24/12/1944 MN317 Typhoon Ib 181 Squadron F/Lt. J.A.Donfox

    Hi,
    On 24/12/1944 F/Lt. J.A.Donfox made a crashlanding at Diest airfield (B.64) with Typhoon MN317 EL-H. He became injured.
    This information was found in “ The Typhoon & Tempest Story “ by Chris Thomas and Christopher Shores and by the same authors in “ 2nd Tactical Air Force , volume 2 , Breakout to Bodenplatte”.

    This pilot was not previously mentioned on this forum and he is not mentioned on the CWGC website and not in the London Gazette, the Canada Gazette and the National Archives of Australia.

    Several photographs of the plane were taken when it was flying with 247 Squadron as ZY-B.

    Looking for the full name,nationality and servicenr of this pilot. Any other additional details are more than welcome !

    Many thanks in advance and best regards

    Luc

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    Hi,

    Just purchased the ORB for 181 Squadron (Month of December 1944). The name of the pilot in question was mentioned as F/L. Don Fox. While looking in The London Gazette found that this must be John Alexander Don-Fox 125502. Can this be confirmed ?
    The Summary of events (ORB AIR 27/1134) mentions about the crash : " The petrol situation became a bit fraught and 2 aircraft were forced to land at B64. F/O Don Fox made a bad landing on the notoriously short runway and wrote off the aircraft and almost himself. He is in hospital and we wish him a quick and complete recovery. W/O Graham refuelled and got back to base O.K. "

    best regards

    Luc

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    Hi Luc,
    1337373 John Alexander Don Fox (125502).
    pacificvictoryroll.com/page29.htm - there is his photo
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    Mojmir

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    Default 24/12/1944 MN317 Typhoon Ib 181 Squadron F/Lt. J.A.Don-Fox

    Hi Mojmir,

    Many thanks for the link to his photograph.

    Best regards from Belgium

    Luc

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