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Pare, Robin S.

Date of birth:
July 16th, 1919 (Wynberg, Zuid-Afrika)
Date of death:
June 3rd, 1942
Mentioned on:
Commonwealth Memorial of the Missing El Alamein
Grave: 266.
Service number:
South African (1910-1961, Union)


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Second World War (1939-1945)
No. 1 Squadron, South African Air Force
Awarded on:
April 29th, 1941
"In February, 1941, Lieutenant Pare was detailed with six other aircraft to carry out an attack on the aerodrome at Massawa. On approaching the target, he observed an anti-aircraft gun post about to open fire on the leader of the formation. He attacked and silenced this post but in doing so his guns jammed. In spite of this he continued to dive down on other anti-aircraft posts thus minimising the fire directed against the rest of his formation. Lieutenant Pare also displayed great courage and determination in the battle of Keren, shooting down four enemy fighters in two air battles within three days."
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)