01.06.1942 No. 350 Squadron Spitfire Vb BL822 MN-T P/O. Livijns
Operation: Circus 178 - pm.
Date: 1st June 1942
Unit: 350 Squadron (Belgian)
Type: Spitfire Vb
Serial: BL822 (Blue 4)
Location: North Sea off Ostend, Belgium.
Pilot: P/O. Georges Joseph Gustave Livijns 132421 RAFVR Age 22. Missing
REASON FOR LOSS:
One of three Spitfires from 350 Squadron shot down in combat with Fw 190s of III/JG26, one of these claimed by III Group CO Hptm Priller, his 73rd Vitory. 350 squadron were providing target cover for Hurricane - bombers to Bruges.
The squadron encountered a large formation of Fw-190's and P/O. Livijns who was flying as Blue 4 was shot down. Knight Cross in the Order of Leopold with Palm, Belgian Croix de Guerre with Palm.
None - missing, P/O. Georges Joseph Gustave Livijns commemorated on the Runnymede War Memorial. Panel. 70.
Further information kindly supplied in May 2013 by Serge Bonge of the 350 Squadron website.
Georges Livijns was born at Anzin (France) on January 15th, 1920. At the outbreak of War, Livijns was a pupil at the Flying School of the Aé Mil. After being transferred to France and Morocco, he escaped to Great Britain where he arrived on 5 August 1940.
Enlisted to the RAFVR on 14 August 1940, Georges was sent to Training Command: EFTS (2 November 1940), SFTS (15 February 1941), OTU (1 June 1941) achieving his formation. After being posted to 234 Sqn (17 July 1941) he went to 350 Sqd. where he arrived on 18 November 1941.