Pascoe, Philip Jocelyn

Personal Information

Rank F/O
Forename(s) Philip Jocelyn
Surname Pascoe
Gender M
Age 31
Date of Death 29-06-1943
Next of Kin Son of James Sidney Pascoe and Florence Beatrice Philippa Pascoe (née Sutherland), of Québec, Canada. Husband of Cecelia Catherine Pascoe (née MacLachlan), whom he married on 28 March 1936 in Québec. Father of Barbara Elizabeth Pascoe (born 14 June 1937) and Cecelia Joscelyn Pascoe (born 25 February 1941).

Aircraft Information

Aircraft Avro Lancaster I
Serial Number ED362
Markings HW-E

Memorial Information

Burial/Memorial Country Netherlands
Burial/Memorial Place Rotterdam (Crooswijk) General Cemetery
Grave Reference Plot LL. Row 1. Coll. grave 47-48.

IBCC Memorial Information

Phase 1
Panel Number 82

Enlistment Information

Service Number J/14569
Service Royal Canadian Air Force
Group 1
Squadron 100
Squadron Motto Sarang tebuan jangan dijolok (Malay - Don't let anyone attack the hornet's nest)
Trade Pilot
Country of Origin Canada

Other Memorials

Location Off the A16, Holton le Clay, Lincolnshire
Country United Kingdom
Memorial Type Inscribed Stone Pillar & Information Boards
Memorial Text Do not attack the Hornets nest, 100 Squadron Royal Air Force Waltham Grimsby, December 1942 April 1945, Honour the brave
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Miscellaneous Information

Philip was born on 9 August 1911 at Enniskillen Island, Fermanagh, Ireland. His father was born in Cornwall, England and his mother in Scotland. His father had lived in Poona, India and had been a major in the RAMC, his mother lived in Horsted Keynes, Sussex, England. Both were deceased by the time of Philip's enlistment. He had three brothers: Daniel, David (who served with the Royal Navy and was sadly lost at sea), and Bennett (who was serving in India). The schools he attended were Christ’s Hospital School, Sussex, England, 1919 -1928, MacDonald College, Québec 1929- 1931 and the University of Toronto, 1931-1935 (Batchelor of Veterinary Science). He also attended McGill University and worked as a Veterinary Inspector for the department of Agriculture for five years. The sports he sometimes joined in were soccer, rugby and swimming.
He enlisted on 20 October 1941 and after training was posted to the U.K. where he arrived on 9 November 1942. He then continued to 10(P) AFU 9 December 1942, 30 OTU 16 February 1943, 1662 CU 16 May 1943 and 100 Squadron on 4 June 1943. Sadly Philip was to lose his life very shortly afterwards on 29 June 1943.

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Last Operation Information

Start Date 28-06-1943
End Date 29-06-1943
Takeoff Station Grimsby
Day/Night Raid Night (12% moon)
Operation Koln
Reason for Loss Shot down by a night-fighter and crashed near Rijsoord, Holland

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