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Mission: Patrol area of Arnhem, Netherlands.

Date: 25
th September 1944

Unit: No.132 Squadron R.A.F.

Type: Supermarine Spitfire IX

Serial No: PL316

Coded: FF-S

Location: Near Nijmegen, Netherlands.

Pilot: Warrant Officer James Joseph Hyde 1391841 R.A.F.V.R Age. 27 – Killed.


This aircraft was shot down in combat by a Messerschmitt Bf 109 near Nijmegen.

J Hyde (I.W.M.) 1
Flight Sergeant James Hyde of San Juan, Trinidad, a Spitfire pilot who arrived in Britain in 1942 to begin his training,
Pictured here in 1944 with the Squadron’s mascot, a dog called ‘Dingo’
(IWM) Reference CH11978

Burial detail: JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY Grave/Memorial Reference: 17. A. 7. Son of Joseph and Millicent Hyde, of San Juan, Trinidad.

Researched and compiled by Melvin Brownless, August 2013.
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