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Archive Report: Allied Forces

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28.08.1944 No. 83 Group Support Unit Typhoon R8897 Fl/Lt. Jonas

Operation: Air test

Date:28th August 1944

Unit: No. 83 Group Support Unit

Type: Typhoon

Serial: R8897

Code: 7S-V

Base: ?

Location: Milford, Surrey

Pilot: Fl/Lt. Adrian Conway Jonas 125528 RAFVR Age 26. Killed


Very little is known regarding the accident - page placed so that others with further detailed information and or photographs are able to assist relatives who seek information.

During a test flight it is understood that the Typhoon suffered a catastrophic structural failure with the aircraft coming down near Milford, Surrey.

The pilot previously served with 198 Squadron.

Burial details:

Fl/Lt. Adrian Conway Jonas. Rickmansworth Cemetery (Chorleywood Road) Section DD. Row 2. Grave 20. Son of Edward and Conway Florence Jonas (née Hoole), of Southwold, Suffolk. Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Grave inscription reads: “He Is Ours To Remember When Others Forget.”

Researched for Scott Fleming (nephew) and dedicated to the relatives of this pilot with thanks to sources as quoted below:

KTY - 05.06.2017

Acknowledgements: Sources used by us in compiling Archive Reports include: Bill Chorley - 'Bomber Command Losses Vols. 1-9, plus ongoing revisions', Dr. Theo E.W. Boiten and Mr. Roderick J. Mackenzie - 'Nightfighter War Diaries Vols. 1 and 2', Martin Middlebrook and Chris Everitt - 'Bomber Command War Diaries', Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Tom Kracker - Kracker Luftwaffe Archives and Fred Paradie - Paradie Archive (both on this site), Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński - 'Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945', Anna Krzystek, Tadeusz Krzystek - 'Polskie Siły Powietrzne w Wielkiej Brytanii', Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses', Aircrew Remembered Databases and our own archives. We are grateful for the support and encouragement of UK Imperial War Museum, Australian War Memorial, Australian National Archives, UK National Archives and Fold3 and countless dedicated friends and researchers across the world.
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