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Archive Report: Allied Forces

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20.06.1942 No 118 Squadron Spitfire Vb AR455 NK-K Adj. Robert N. Nioloux

Operation: Circus 193

Date: 20th June 1942 (Saturday)

Unit: No.118 Squadron

Type: Spitfire Vb

Serial: AR455

Code: NK-K

Location: Boulogne-sur-Mer, France.

Pilot: Adjutant Robert-NoÎl Nioloux 30.297 FFAF Age 36. PoW - No further details

REASON FOR LOSS:

Presumed shot down by German fighter from JG2 or JG26. (claiming some 10 Spitfires on this day of operations)

Captured, escaped on the 30th August 1942, then subsequently recaptured on October 9th 1942 - remaining in captivity until the end of hostilities.

Spitfire Vb AR455 NK-K (courtesy ECPAD)

Researched for relatives of the French pilot. With thanks to sources as quoted below. Thanks also to Bertrand on 12 O’clock high forum for information.

Note: Robert-NoÎl Nioloux, missing in action with G.B.1/19 Gascogne close to Na-San (French Indochina) on the 6th January 1953 during the Vietnam war.

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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