On 1944-08-26, Pilot L T Menzies (Flight Sergeant, RNZAF) with an unknown servicenumber, flew a Spitfire IX with serial PL264 for this duty: Recce. His mission was not completed. Circumstances of the aircraft loss: Crash landed at Torigni sur Vire, Manche. This aircraft was a part of squadron no. 602. The location for the map is Torigni sur Vire, Manche, France. Circumstances at the end of this mission for Menzies: He eventually returned to New Zealand, had a family and passed away in 1985. There is no commemoration location known.
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First photo: This was taken sometime after he returned from the war. He continued flying and was the operations manager for the top dressing company James Aviation LTD in the North Island of New Zealand.