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Archive Report: Allied Forces

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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

Serial: FB201

Code: QV-D

Base: Normandy area, France.

Location: St. Saens, France

Pilot: F/O. Ian Meynel Mundy 80403 R.A.F.V.R. Age 22. Killed

REASON FOR LOSS:

In the afternoon of the 25th August during an attack on enemy motor transport the Typhoon was hit by ground fire and F/O. Mundy crashed near St. Saens, France.

                     

                     

Above and left: 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

Burial Details:

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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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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