Paying homage to RCAF pilots…
Another picture with the KH code.
Dick Neitz flew KH-J.
Van Sainsbury was from Toronto, Canada.
Dick Neitz was from Framingham, U.S.A.
I wonder if Dick Neitz could be related to this person?
John Englested wrote…
RCAF Flt Lt PENNOCK, CLIFFORD GEORGE(J/5128) age: 22
He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MJ355 KH-H of No 403 Sqn, which crashed after pulling out of a dive whilst carrying out a dive bombing practice. He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.
From the rafweb.org website.
In memory of
CLIFFORD GEORGE PENNOCK
who died on March 25, 1944
- Service Number: J/5128
- Age: 22
- Force: Air Force
- Unit: Royal Canadian Air Force
- Division: 403 Sqdn.
- Son of Theodore and Margaret Pennock; husband of Anita Steven Pennock, of Walkerville, Ontario.
Pictures sent by Dean…
Andy Mackenzie was flying KH-T, one day, when he was shot down by an American Air Defence unit located in France. The Americans were very sorry, and they sent their mine-detection crew out to the mine-field, in which Andy had crash-landed. They got Andy out, and eventually recovered the aircraft. The entire event would serve as eerie foreshadowing, knowing that Andy would be shot down by one of his own (American) wingmen, in Korea, and end up in a Chinese prisoner camp for two years, during the Korean War.
KH-W and much more.
This documentary short is a record of the role played by Spitfires in defeating the Axis during World War II. The film, which shows these planes in action during the Battle of Britain, in Italy, and on D-Day, also depicts the work of aeronautical engineers and ground crews who kept the Spitfires in the air.