" Kiki " Limet  Henri J.R. (RAF n° 1299911)
Knight in the Order of Léopold, Croix de Guerre 1940 with Palm, Croix des Evadés,
1939 - 1945 Star, France and Germany Star, War Medal 1939 - 1945
(André Bar Collection)

Limet was born at Gines on October 10th, 1918. He was pupil at the Flying School from the Aé Mil. Transferred to France and Oujda, Morocco at the time of French capitulation, he escaped to Great Britain, where he arrived on July 17th 1940. He enlisted the VR of the RAF and was send for training. He  flew with the following units: 32 Sqn (26 July 1941), 234 Sqn (7 November 1941) and arrived as LAC to 350 Sqn on 14 November 1941. Promoted to Sgt on 11 October 1942. He was then posted to 171 Sqn (15 December 1942) where he got a conversion on P-40 before arriving on 23 January 1943 to the newely formed 349 (Belgian) Squadron at Ikeja. promoted F/Sgt on 11 October 1943. He was taken POW on 28 April 1944, after his plane get a problem with fuel change-over on a escort mission of B-26 to Paris. He crash-landed west of the Seine. After the War he Joined Sabena. He died in a plane crash (Sabena DC-4 00-CBE) at Libenge (Former Belgian Congo) on May 13th 1946. 

(source: Guy De Win)

 
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