The Pilots of 41 Squadron RAF, 1939-1945

Surnames Commencing with T


Name TEBBIT, Donald Frank Jellicoe 'Tebby'
Number 156650
Rank Flying Officer
Nationality British
Born Ipswich, Norfolk, 23 July 1914
Arrived 21 July 1944
Departed 22 February 1945
Decorations MID (1945)
Notes Hit by Flak, force-landed and captured, 22 February 1945; repatriated early May 1945; remained in RAF & retired April 1965, retaining Wing Commander

Name THEILMANN, John Graham
Number 37701
Rank Pilot Officer, Flying Officer
Nationality British
Born Sculcoates, Yorkshire, date unknown 1912
Arrived 11 October 1936
Departed 30 October 1939
Notes Granted Short Service Commission, March 1936; 41 Squadron Adjutant, March 1937-December 1938; transferred to RAFO, January 1942; relinquished commission April 1957, retaining Squadron Leader; died April 1985

Name THIELE, Keith Frederick 'Jimmy'
Number NZ.404966
Rank Flight Lieutenant
Nationality New Zealander
Born Christchurch, New Zealand, 25 February 1921
Arrived 24 February 1944
Departed 18 August 1944
Decorations DFC (1942), DSO (1943), 1st Bar to DFC (1943), 2nd Bar to DFC (1945)
Notes Converted from bombers to fighters, December 1943-February 1944; shot down by flak whilst CO of 3 Squadron and captured, 10 February 1945; escaped with ex-41 Squadron pilot, Sqn. Ldr. Terry Spencer, March 1945 & returned to 3 Squadron; relinquished commission, 5 December 1946

Name THOMAS, John Islwyn
Number 1576607
Rank Sergeant Pilot
Nationality British
Born Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, 5 November 1920
Arrived 16 November 1942
Departed 24 April 1943
Notes KIFA at Hawkinge, 24 April 1943, aged 22; son of the late John B. and the late Jessie M. Thomas; buried in Hengoed Welsh Baptist Chapelyard, Glamorganshire, Wales, Grave 190

Name THORNE, Herbert Leonard
Number 1164397
Rank Sergeant Pilot
Nationality British
Born Unknown
Arrived 9 June 1941
Departed 5 July 1941
Decorations MiD (1944), MiD (1946)
Notes Commissioned May 1942; died Redditch, 2008

Name TUELE, William Nicholas 'Bill'
Number R.68608 / J.15239
Rank Sergeant Pilot, Flight Sergeant / Pilot Officer
Nationality Canadian
Born Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada, 16 March 1916
Arrived 24 September 1941
Departed 2 April 1942
Notes Commissioned, March 1942; discharged from RCAF, August 1945; rejoined RCAF, November 1951; retired 1963; died Victoria, BC, Canada, 9 July 2002

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