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    Default F/L Robert Nevill EARLE J/15962

    Hi all,

    Flight Lieutenant Robert Nevill Earle J/15962 (RCAF) was KIA on December 31, 1944.

    I am looking for some more details regarding his service with No. 412 Squadron, such as the date he was appointed to this unit.

    Any help greatly appreciated.

    Author of Crash in Bayeux - The Last Flight of Sergeant Ferguson (ISBN 979-10-91044-13-4) -

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    Default F/L Robert (Bob) N. EARLE J.15962

    Hi Fox

    Reg your question I canít help but maybe it is of interest to know where Bob Earle died. Flying at a very low altitude his Spitfire hit the ground 31 Dec 1944 and crashed in a field of farmer Stalbold in the hamlet of Klye near Coesfeld/Germany. He was buried at the Jacobi Cemetery at Coesfeld after the war exhumed to the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery. The Germans collected a.o. his watch and weddingring sending these to the Luftwaffe airfield nearby. Members of Coesfeld Air War 40-45 Studygroup excavated the site September 1996 and found several parts of his Spitfire. Do you know if it's correct that Bob had red or reddish hair ?
    Peter Monasso
    Dutch Air war Historian 1940-1945

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