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    Default P/O richard wallace and F/O phillip wallace RCAF

    Hi All,
    Bit of a stab in the dark, anyone got any info on :-

    P/O Richard Wallace was reported a prisoner of war ( shot down flying spitfire from malta 1943 ?)

    F/O Philip Wallace was reported missing in action (but later found alive) [ spitfire june '44 normandy?]

    Sorry no dates, any info welcome.

    they had two other brothers
    david wallace
    F/O clarence wallace ( shot down by JG26 109 on October 27 1941)

    Thanks
    Jerry
    Last edited by brewerjerry; 22nd June 2009 at 02:55. Reason: extra info

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    Quote Originally Posted by brewerjerry View Post
    F/O Philip Wallace was reported missing in action (but later found alive) [ spitfire june '44 normandy?]
    From Clutton-Brock's Evaders

    P Wallace J/18244 411 Squadron shot down by Fw 190 south of Caen

    Spitfire MK776 27/6/44
    Injured ankle. Captured. Liberated from hospital at Chalons-sur-Marne on 29 Aug. Interviewed 3 Sept

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    F/O Clarence WALLACE - RCAF C/1371 missing 27-10-1941 on Spitfire AB991 of 401 Sqn and commemorated Panel 59 of the Runnymede Memorial.
    F/O Richard WALLACE - PoW - taking off from Malta in 1943, must have been RCAF J/18278, PoW Camp L3 - number 3285. Sofar no info on his unit, aircraft and date.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    G'day Chaps

    This is verbatim from the No. 411 Squadron history book.

    "On June 27, 1944, the Americans captured the port of Cherbourg, the Luftwaffe came out in force for the first time. A new Allied ground attack began around Tiffy in an attempt to outflank Caen, and Typhoons and Spitfires were assigned to bomb and strafe ground targets in support of the push. Accordingly, despite an overcast sky and intermittent showers, 411 took off at 12:55 hours on an armed recce south of Caen and soon encountered more than 15 Fw 190's.

    S/L Robertson proceeded to destroy one . F/L George Johnson damaged two and WO J.A. (Jim) Kerr scored hits on another. F/O (Phil) Wallace went missing in this action but turned up safe early in September."

    Cheers...Chris

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    Hi All,
    Many thanks for the replies from the vague info i gave, great..
    cheers
    Jerry

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    Hi All,
    Just a bump

    I am still looking for any info on the aircraft flown by P/O Richard Wallace,
    any leads welcome ...
    cheers
    Jerry

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