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Air Commodore I J Fitch (22162)


Isaac John             b:                                                               d:  25 Jul 1944

Plt Off (P):  13 Mar 1926, Plt Off:  13 Sep 1926, Fg Off:  13 Sep 1927, Flt Lt: 30 Jun 1931, Sqn Ldr:  1 Apr 1937,  (T) Wg Cdr:  1 Mar 1940, (T) Gp Capt:  1 Jun 1942, Wg Cdr:  20 Nov 1942 [1 Apr 1942], Act A/Cdre: 27 Nov 1943?, Gp Capt (WS):  27 Mar 1944,

13 Mar 1926:                  Appointed to a Short Service Commission

13 Mar 1926:                  U/T Pilot, No 5 FTS.

21 Mar 1927:                  Pilot, No 4 Sqn.

 6 Dec 1927:                   Pilot, No 5 Sqn

 1 Sep 1930:                   Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the rank of Flying Officer

25 May 1930:                 Attended Electrical and Wireless School

 4 Sep 1930:                   Signals duties, No 4 Sqn

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19 Jan 1937:                   Attended RAF Staff College.

15 Jan 1938:                   Staff Officer, Directorate of Signals

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 9 Apr 1943:                   Deputy Director of Intelligence (4)

27 Nov 1943?:                Air Officer Commanding, Tarawa (British Protectorate)


He was killed when Consolidated C-87 Liberator Express 41-11706, operated by Consairways under contract to Air Transport Command, flew into a 750-foot high hilltop on Florida Island on approach to Carney Field, whilst travelling from Tarawa to Guadalcanal.  Initially he was buried in the US Army-Navy-Marine Cemetery at Lunga but was later re-interred in .


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