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Old 25th March 2005, 17:33
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2/Lt J C Hoyle, killed 23/8/1944

Hello, i'm looking for any kind of informations about 2/Lt J C Hoyle,
282449V, shot down and killed on 23/8/44 near Modena, north
italy.
Lt. Hoyle flew Mustang III with 112 squadron, any info about his mission?
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Old 25th March 2005, 22:24
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Re: 2/Lt J C Hoyle, killed 23/8/1944

Hi Michele,

Mustang III
RAF Serial number HB984
112 Sqdn code "GA"
a/c letter "N"
date: 23/8/1944
Fate: Shot down Modena
Pilot: SAAF
Fate: KIA

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Old 26th March 2005, 17:15
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Re: 2/Lt J C Hoyle, killed 23/8/1944

Hi Alex, happy Easter!
Thank for your help, Steve McLean wrote me with other info, may be you need these for your archive:
"Hoyle was a Rhodesian (northern - latter day Zambia), was with 112 Squadron RAF flying Mustang IIIs out of Jesi."
I will find the crash site and any witness to looking for the crash reasons, i think flak...
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Re: 2/Lt J C Hoyle, killed 23/8/1944

I've researched the Axis Air Forces in Italy in 1944-45 and there do not appear to have been any air-to-air combats that day.
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Re: 2/Lt J C Hoyle, killed 23/8/1944

Michele

2/Lt Hoyle is recorded as "last seen in bombing dive at L 5787" which is the RAF map reference used at the time.
If you know the very helpful webiste at http://www.echodelta.net/mbs/eng-welcome.php L5787 translates as 44 degrees 49' 51" N, 10 degrees 55' 24" E.

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Old 2nd April 2005, 15:53
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Re: 2/Lt J C Hoyle, killed 23/8/1944

Thank you Steve, L 5787 its a countryside north of Modena, near the Nazi's Camp of Fossoli, hope to go here soon as possible to interview any witness if still alive.

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