Service Details
Name:
DE JONGH
Given Name:
CHRISTIAN LODEWYK
Initials:
C L
Service No:
P1/40568
Rank:
Second Lieutenant
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Regiment:
South African Air Force
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Unit:
2 Sqdn.
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Date of Death:
1951-08-14
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Age:
20
Cause of Death:
Killed in action, in North American F-51 Mustang #349. On a 64 aircraft raid against Pyongyang, 2Lt C.L. de Jongh was flying in the No.2 position behind his flight leader, 2Lt Earp, with Lt van den Bos and 2Lt Marchand in the No.3 and No.4 positions respectively. During their attack, 2Lt Earp saw 2Lt de Jong 200 yards behind him and to his left. On pulling out of his napalm run, 2Lt de Jongh reported that he had been hit and that he was heading out to sea, but did not think he would make it. The other members of the flight saw his aircraft briefly as it left the target area, streaming glycol. He was never seen again. In 2000, a South African visitor to Beijing visited a military museum there, and saw the remains of 2Lt de Jong's Mustang (349).
Additional
Information:
ref. 85 years of SAAF
Commemoration
Country:
South Korea
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Cemetery:
UNITED NATIONS PUSAN MEMORIAL
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Grave Reference:
Panel 13

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