25.08.1944 No. 19 Squadron Mustang III FB201 QV-D F/O. Mundy
Operation: Armed Recce
Date: 25th August 1944 (Friday -The day Paris was liberated)
Unit: No. 19 Squadron
Type: Mustang III
Base: Normandy area, France.
Location: St. Saens, France
Pilot: F/O. Ian Meynel Mundy 80403 RAFVR Age 22. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
In the afternoon of the 25th August during an attack on enemy motor transport the Mustang was hit by ground fire and F/O. Mundy crashed near St. Saens, France.
Above: St. Valery-en-Caux Franco-British cemetery as photographed by our Kate Tame during her visit in 2012.
The inscription on the headstone reads: Until the Day breaks, and the shadows flee away
F/O. Ian Meynel Mundy. St. Valery-en-Caux Franco-British cemetery. Grave A.61. Son of Hugh Godfrey Mundy and Marjorie M. G. Mundy, of Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia.
Researched for relatives of the pilot. With thanks to the following for further information supplied Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses' Vol. 3, Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
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