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