Service Details
Name:
LOVE
Given Name:
OWEN
Initials:
O
Service No:
438
Rank:
Warrant Officer Class I
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Regiment:
Southern Rhodesian Auxillary Air Force
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Unit:
1 Sqdn.
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Date of Death:
1951-12-07
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Age:
24
Cause of Death:
Died in Military Aircraft Accident, in Spitfire Mk 22 #PK 344 at Beauvais, France near Pard.
Additional
Information:
Owen was one of the Rhodesian Air Force Pilots assigned to the ferrying of new Spitfires from England to Rhodesia in 1951. By a cruel stroke of fate his aircraft developed some failure while flying over France and crashed. Owen is buried alongside Royce. ref. "Pride of Eagles" - History of the Rhodesian Air Force 1920 - 1980 by B. Salt
Commemoration
Country:
France
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Locality:
Calvados
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Cemetery:
STE. MARGUERITE-DES-LOGES CHURCHYARD
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