Ronald Henry Fokes was born as son to Henry Max Augustus Fokes en Grace Fokes. He was married to Audrey Eileen Fokes.
Ronald Henry Fokes was hit by anti aircraft fire on June 12th, 1944, flying his Hawker Tyfoon MN372, FM-A, during a ground attack. In this he was killed. His remains were buried in Soulangy and in 1945 transferred to the War Cemetery at Banneville-la-Campagne. On June 5th, 2010 a memorial to him was erected at thechurch in Soulangy.
December 6th, 1940: Pilot Officer on probation (seniority November 29th, 1940);
December 6th, 1941: Pilot Officer;
December 6th, 1941: Flying Officer on probation (seniority November 19th, 1941);
December 1st, 1942: Flight Lieutenant (war subs. - seniority November 29th, 1942);
?: Acting Squadron Leader.
April 1937: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserves;
?: No. 5 Elementary & Reserve Flying Training School, Hanworth;
March 6th, 1939: No. 151 Squadron, North Weald;
March 24th, 1939 - August 7th, 1939: No. 87 Squdron, Debden;
August 1939: No. 10 Elementary & Reserve Flying Training School, Yatesbury;
December 14th, 1939: No. 4 Initial Training Wing, Bexhill;
January 15th, 1940: No. 92 Squadron, Croydon;
May 1st, 1941: Instructor No. 53 Operational Training Unit, Heston;
August 4th, 1941: Central Flying School, RAF Upavon;
August 24th, 1941: No. 61 Operational Training Unit, Heston;
November 17th, 1941: Flight Commander No. 154 Squadron, Fowlmere;
March 26th, 1942: No. 56 Squadron, Snailwell;
August 26th, 1942: Test Pilot Gloster Aircraft;
March 1st, 1943: No. 193 Squadron, Harrowbeer;
July 2nd, 1943: Commanding Officer No. 257 Squadron, Warmwell;
February 21st, 1944: Flight Leaders' Course, Milfield;
March 11th, 1944: Commanding Officer No. 257 Squadron, Tangmere.
Victories (9 confirmed, 4 shared, 2 damaged, 5 probably):
No. 92 Squadron:
June 2nd, 1940: Heinkel He 111 (1 confirmed, 2 probably);
July 4th, 1940: Heinkel He 111 (shared);
September 10th, 1940: Dornier Do 17 (shared);
September 15th, 1940: Dornier Do 17 (damaged);
September 24th, 1940: Junkers Ju 88 (probably);
September 30th, 1940: Messerschmitt Me 109-E (probably);
October 15th, 1940: Heinkel He 111 (confirmed) en 2 Messerschmitt Me 109-E (confirmed);
October 26th, 1940: Messerschmitt Me 109-E (confirmed);
November 9th, 1940: Junkers Ju 88 (shared);
November 15th, 1940: Messeerschmitt Me 109-E (confirmed);
November 17th, 1940: Messerschmitt Me 109-E (probably);
December 5th, 1940: Messerschmitt Me 109-E (confirmed);
December 21st, 1940: Messerschmitt Me 109-E (confirmed);
January 23rd, 1941: Dornier Do 17-Z (damaged);
February 5th, 1941: Junkers Ju 87 (shared);
April 26th, 1941: Messerschmitt Me 109-F (confirmed).
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