Incident Hawker Typhoon Mk IB MM957, 08 May 1944
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Type:Silhouette image of generic typh model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hawker Typhoon Mk IB
Owner/operator:438 (Wild Cat) Sqn RCAF
Registration: MM957
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Near Douai -   France
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Hurn
Destination airport:Douai France
Pilot was the commanding officer of 143 RCAF Wing composed of 438, 439 and 440 RCAF squadrons all operating the Typhoon. He was (then RAF S/N 39968, later RCAF S/N C89519) Wing Commander Rober Tremayne Pillsbury Davidson DFC, flying an aircraft from 438 Sqn.
Suffered engine failure during an attack on the Douai marshalling yards, force landed and evaded capture from the enemy. He served with the French resistance until 5 September when he was able to rejoin allied lines.


438 Sqn RCAF archices
143 Wing RCAF archives
Book ACES HIGH by Christopher Shores, Clive Williams page 212

Revision history:

29-Nov-2020 18:11 tachel Added
29-Nov-2020 18:14 tachel Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
30-Nov-2020 13:42 tachel Updated [Narrative]

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