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24.04.1942 No. 266 Squadron Typhoon R7654 P/O Neville N. Allen
Operation: Details not known
Unit: No. 266 Squadron (Rhodesian)
Date: 24th April 1942 (Friday)
Type: Hawker Typhoon
Base: RAF Duxford
Location: Near Great Casterton, Stamford, Lincolnshire.
Pilot: P/O. Neville Neil Allen 80112 RAFVR Age 21. Killed.
Reason for loss:
This aircraft flew out of cloud and into the ground near Great Casterton.
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P/O. Neville Neil Allen. All Saints Churchyard, Wittering, Lincolnshire: Row B. Grave 2. Son of Donald Walter and Beatrice Amy Allen, of Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia. (Rhodesian diving champion 1940).
Researched for relatives of the pilot. Sources as quoted below.
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