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Jack Earle Heads for Home - Hawker Typhoon 3 Sqn RAF - by Colin E. Bowley

Jack Earle Heads for Home - by Colin E. Bowley

On the 3rd February 1944 a flight of four Typhoons from No.3 Squadron, based at Swanton Morley in Norfolk, England, made a number of low-level attacks on enemy shipping around the Dutch Frisian Islands.

The four pilots of Green Flight that day were, Squadron Leader Dredge, Flying Officer Tidy, Warrant Officer Earle and Flight Sergeant Slade-Betts.

During one of the attacks W/O 'Jack' Earle's aircraft JR 188 was damaged and the four aircraft all turned for home-base. Just twenty miles from the coast Earle's aircraft finally quit and it was seen to crash into the North Sea where it sank almost immediately. The body of the pilot was never recovered.

R95852 W/O1 John Clifford Morris Earle who was from Cornwall, Ontario, Canada, was at age 22, listed as Killed in Action. He has no known grave, but his name is inscribed on the Runnymeade Memorial at Englefield Green, Egham, Surrey, England.

14 x 24 inches Acrylic

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