On 1944-08-12, Pilot E J Allen (Flying Officer, RCAF) with service number J/20587 flew Typhoon Ib serial MN553 (squadron code 5V-K) for this duty: bombing/straffing. His mission was not completed. Circumstances of the aircraft loss: shot down by flak. This aircraft was a part of squadron no. 439. The location for the map is SE of Caen. Circumstances at the end of this mission for Allen: he was killed. He is commemorated at: Bretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, France.