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    Hello ,
    On 10/06/1943 Spitfire BM-379 from 167 squadron was lost. Who was the pilot . I have two names : P/O de Lough Conrad T (KIA) ( Dutch ) or P/O De Jongh CT ?

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    Hi Alain,

    according to http://www.spitfires.ukf.net/p026.htm there are mentioned also two pilots but one name is different:

    BM379 Vb CBAF M45 45MU 10-4-42 132S 28-4-42 FACB 21-7-42 ros Missing on escort presumed shot down by Fw190s nr Ghent 10-6-43 FH119 P/O C T de Iongh killed or F/O M Donaldson killed [see BL302]

    Most of the sorces state the second nime like http://www.nimh.nl/nl/images/1943%20sec_tcm5-7284.pdf

    Pavel
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    http://cz-raf.webnode.cz

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    Hello Pavel ,

    Thanks for the help. Indeed P/O Donaldson was lost that same day in BL-302 near Eeklo Belgium were he's buried.
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    Hi Alain
    Franks Fighter Command Losses has for 10/6/43 2 losses for 167 Sqn. P/O C T de Iongh and F/o M Donaldson. He places de Iongh in an a/c coded Y and Donaldson in M. In the notes he records that JG1 made 2 claims for Spitfires BL302 and BM379. It would seem to confirm de Iongh as in BM279, using your post, and Franks has the name as de Iongh and not de Jongh. CWGC has a Conrad Theodor de Iongh on their website and he is commemorated at Runnymede. If he is indeed Dutch then at the time he died he was enlisted in the RAFVR and not the exiled Dutch Air Force,otherwise his name would not be accessible via the CWGC website
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    Dick

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