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Sawers, W

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rank: F/L
status: survived
airforce: RCAF
born: Canada

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"Recce" pilot in MJ966 in 414 Sqd. based at Eindhoven, flying FR IXC recon conversion of Spitfire, armed. In combat near Cologne on Christmas Eve 1944, made five claims on Bf.109s in single sortie, 3 confirmed, 2 dammaged. DFC.

FR IX Spitfire was popular with it's pilots. (Per linked MJ966 page, Sptifire supplied to French Air Force post-war). Source: See link right.

Second link right (backtonormandy) indicates Sawers died (KIA) in circumstances unknown, aircraft abandoned over the English Channel. But another link (cieldegloire.com) indicates the same incident in MK924 as engine failure with glide to allied territory, pilot returned to Canada Sept 26 1945, left the RCAF Nov 1.

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RCAF 414 1944-12-01

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MJ966 1944-12-12
MK924 1945-03-26
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