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A pilot whose main role was ground support from D-Day on. Tommy Vance flew through considerable flak but came out unscathed. He also landed a spitfire on one wheel (fairly dangerous) while ferrying an aircraft. Calling up the control tower, he performed various manoeuvres to try to unstick the undercarriage; flying upside down, rolls, etc. Finally, the ground crew inspected the aircraft on a low flypass. Successfully landed it with minimal damage and the aircraft flew a week later. Later on, he provided support as the allies moved into Germany.
Later in life Tom worked for E.R. & Fisher in Ottawa.