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181 Squadron Typhoon Ib JP800 F/O. Tim Issie Pervin

Armed reconnaissance

Date: 22nd September 1944 (Friday)

Unit: No. 181 Squadron (motto: Irruimus vastatum - 'We rush in and destroy')

Type: Typhoon Ib

Serial: JP800

Code: EL-R

Base: B.58 ALG Melsbroek, Belgium

Location: Eindhoven

Pilot: F/O. Tim Issie Pervin J/35944 (R/104948) RCAF Age 30. Killed


Taking off with 15 others from the squadron at 17:40 hrs. to move to the new Advanced Landing Ground B78 at Einhoven but were ordered to attack a German force of 100 tanks and other camouflaged military vehicles which were moving to halt the allied advance into Holland.

The squadron attacked with rocket projectiles but no results were seen. Other camouflaged military vehicles were hit, but P/O. Derick Shearburn flying Typhoon MN241 was hit by flak and dived straight in.

It is thought that JP800 was damaged by flak and during the return trip he attempted a forced landing. Sadly the aircraft struck high tension wires and the Typhoon crashed and burst into flames.

The remainder of the squadron landed at 18:40 hrs,

Burial details:

His body was secured in the evening of the 24th September 1944. On the 25th September 1944 he was temporarily buried at the Woensel Cemetery, in grave KK.131. It seems many locals attended his funeral.

F/O. Tim Issie Pervin. Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery. Grave XVI.B.4. Born on the 27th May 1914 as Jessie Issie Pervin in Montreal, Canada. (Changed name on the 04th April 1941). Educated at Montreal High School. Worked as a clerk at Capitol Pants and Sportwear Co. owned by his brother Joseph. Enlisted in the RCAF on the 06th June 1941. Embarked for England on the 09th November 1943.

Trained at No. 4 Elementary Flying Training School. No. 13 Service Flying Training School. No. 9 Bomber and Gunnery School in Mont Joli, Quebec. Awarded his wings on the 08th April 1942No. 1 Operational Training Unit in Bagotville July 1943. No. 59 Operational Training Unit 28th December 1943. Commissioned on the 05th July 1943.

Son of Aaron (diedi in 1946) and Sarah Pervin (née Belalofsky - died 1950 - married in Russia 17th March 1903), of 462 Elm Avenue, Westmount, Province of Quebec. Bother of Michael, Harris, Joseph (died 19th June 1999, age), Hyman and Sophie (later Simcoe - died 06th October 06 2013, age 99). On his 29th operational sortie. Epitaph: 'He Gave His Life In The Hope Of A Better World. Blessed Be His Memory'.

P/O. Derick Roy O'reilley Shearburn. Eindhoven General Cemetery (Woensel). Plot KK. Grave 207. Son of Colonel Frederick Shearburn, Indian Army, and Barbara Ann Shearburn, of Crowborough, Sussex, England. Epitaph: 'Our Beloved Son Roy. "All You Had Hoped For, All You Had, You Gave To Save Mankind".

Researched and dedicated to the relatives of this pilot with thanks to the National Archive, Kew, AIR-27-1134-43/44, Paradie RCAF Archives, Government of Canada.

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