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Archive Report: Allied Forces

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274 Squadron Crest
13.01.1945 No. 274 Squadron Tempest V EJ639 Fl/Lt. Malloy

Operation: Armed Recce

Date: 13th January 1945 (Saturday)

Unit: No. 274 Squadron

Type: Hawker Tempest MkV

Serial: EJ639

Code: JJ-

Base: RAF West Malling, Kent

Location: Near Nienborg, 10 miles North West of Munster, Germany

Pilot: F/Lt. John Alfred Malloy J/11008 RCAF Age 22. Killed


During a straffing attack at Paderborn, Germany on a car, his aircraft failed to pull up, his Tempest hit the ground and exploded.

Burial details:

F/Lt. John Alfred Malloy. Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve Germany. Grave 23.F.3. Thought to be from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. No further information - are you able to assist?

Researched by Michel Beckers for aircrew Remembered - October 2016. With thanks to Richard Emmett for photographs of the pilot, others from the Michel Beckers collection.

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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