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01.01.1945 No. 183 Squadron Typhoon Ib EK947 HF-E Fl/Lt. Donald Webber
Date: 1st January 1945 (Monday)
Unit: No. 183 Squadron
Type: Typhoon 1b
Location: Gilze Rijen Airfield, Holland
Pilot: Fl/Lt. Donald Webber 138091 RAFVR Age 31. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
Shot down in error by a USAAF P-51 Mustang over Gilze Rijen airfield at 15:00 hrs.
Hawker Typhoon 1b EK497 photographed here before entering squadron service, it was used as a trials aircraft by Hawkers. Seen here in August 1943 with eight 60 lb. rocket projectiles. It then moved to A and AEE before moving to 183 squadron.
Fl/Lt. Donald Webber. Venray War Cemetery, Holland. Plot 8. Row 7. Grave 3. Son of William John and Martha Elizabeth Webber, husband of Winifred Margaret Webber, of Bowden, Cheshire, England. Grave inscription reads ‘Death Has Made His Darkness Beautiful With Thee.’