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421 Squadron Crest
03.09.1943 No. 421 Squadron Spitfire IX MH334 F/O. Mortimer C. Love

Operation: Ramrod

Date: 03rd September 1943 (Friday)

Unit: No. 421 Squadron

Type: Spitfire IX

Serial: MH334

Code: AU-Not known

Location: Beaumont-le-Roger

Pilot: F/O. Mortimer Crane Love J/12474 (NCO: R/117575) RCAF Age 21. PoW No: 2476 Camp: L4 - Stalag Luft Sagan

REASON FOR LOSS:

Escorting B-17s to Beaumont-le-Roger. Hit by debris from exploding Bf109 and abandoned.

Burial details:

None - F/O. Mortimer Love a US Citizen, survived the war, sadly he passed away on December 03rd 2012. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

Researched and dedicated to the relatives of this pilot with thanks to sources as quoted below:None - F/O. Mortimer Love a US Citizen, survived the war, sadly he passed away on December 03rd 2012. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

Researched and dedicated to the relatives of this pilot with thanks to sources as quoted below:

KTY 27.04.2018

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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, Michel Beckers, Major Fred Paradie (RCAF) and MWO François Dutil (RCAF) - Paradie Archive (on this site), Jean Schadskaje, Major Jack O'Connor USAF (Retd.), Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński - 'Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945', Archiwum - Polish Air Force Archive (on this site), Anna Krzystek, Tadeusz Krzystek - 'Polskie Siły Powietrzne w Wielkiej Brytanii', Franek Grabowski, Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses', Aircrew Remembered Databases and our own archives. We are grateful for the support and encouragement of CWGC, UK Imperial War Museum, Australian War Memorial, Australian National Archives, New Zealand National Archives, UK National Archives and Fold3 and countless dedicated friends and researchers across the world.
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