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Lee, Thomas

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rank: FO
status: survived
airforce: RCAF    (no: J18288 )
born: 1920-03-04 Pachuca Mexico

added by: David Lee
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Thomas Benfield Lee was my uncle. He joined the RCAF in 1939 and flew Spitfires late in the war. He shot down a FW190 over Germany on April 20, 1945. I had to chance to meet him in Vancouver in 1986 or 87. Amazing guy, always joking. Me and my wife visited from Mexico. Uncle Tom showed me some things he brought back, among them was a German map, made of some kind of fabric, with the route the pilot flew to the west in order to surrender traced in blue ink.

Squadrons:

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AirforceSqdrnDate
RCAF 402 1945-04-20

Aircraft:

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RM651 This is the one he was flying on April 20, 1945. Records show him flying different airplanes on other missions. 1945-04-20
RM804 1945-04-15
RM809 1945-04-17
RN119 1945-04-18
RM903 1945-04-21
RM858 1945-04-21
RM814 1945-04-24
RN180 1945-04-25
RN180 1945-04-26
RM905 1945-04-27
RN180 1945-04-28
RN180 1945-04-30
NH705 1945-05-01
RM727 1945-05-02
NH703 1945-05-02
RM858 1945-05-03
RN180 1945-05-03
MV310 1945-04-04

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