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
Base: RAF Ibsley, Hampshire
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.