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13.10.1944 No. 263 Squadron Typhoon Ib MN476 P/O. John Thould
Date: 13th October 1944 (Friday)
Unit: No. 263 Squadron
Code: Not known
Base: ALS: B.51 Lille/ Vendeville
Location: Hoogstraten, Belgium
Pilot: P/O. John Thould 175972 RAFVR Age 24. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
During the afternoon the Typhoon is understood to have been hit by flak - crashing at Hoogstraten in Belgium.
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P/O. John Thould. Merksplas Communal Cemetery. Grave 1. Son of Mrs. E. E. Thould, of Worcester, England.
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