Service Details
Name:
PARE
Given Name:
ROBIN
Initials:
R
Service No:
202945V
Rank:
Captain
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Regiment:
South African Air Force
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Unit:
1 Sqdn.
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Unit 2:
and 5 Sqdn.
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Date of Death:
1942-06-03
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Age:
23
Cause of Death:
Killed in action, shot down on sweep, in Curtiss Tomahawk Mk IIB #AK384
Decorations:
D F C
Citations:
LG 29 April 1941 - "In February, 1941, Lieutenant Pare was detailed with six other aircraft to carry out an attack on the aerodrome at Massawa. On approaching the target, he observed an anti-aircraft gun post about to open fire on the leader of the formation. He attacked and silenced this post but in doing so his guns jammed. In spite of this he continued to dive down on other anti-aircraft posts thus minimising the fire directed against the rest of his formation. Lieutenant Pare also displayed great courage and determination in the battle of Keren, shooting down four enemy fighters in two air battles within three days."
Additional
Information:
Son of Henry Alfred and Lucy Pare, of "Belair", Constantia, Cape Province, South Africa.
Commemoration
Country:
Egypt
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Cemetery:
ALAMEIN MEMORIAL
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Grave Reference:
Column 266.

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