Charley Fox

Charles William Fox, DFCand Bar, CD (b. 26 February 1920, Guelph, Ontario; d.18 October 2008, Tillsonburg, Ontario) was a Flight Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Air Force in World War II. He attended Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute.wikipedia
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Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute

Guelph Collegiate
He attended Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute.

Strafing

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On July 17, 1944, he flew from the Allied air base at Beny-sur-Mer in Normandy and strafed an unknown black car; he later learned that one of the passengers was German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, who was seriously injured in the attack.
An RCAF Spitfire of 412 Squadron piloted by Charley Fox strafed the command car of Erwin Rommel on 17 July 1944 near Sainte-Foy-de-Montgommery, affecting his possible participation in the 20 July 1944 Operation Valkyrie coup.

Erwin Rommel

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On July 17, 1944, he flew from the Allied air base at Beny-sur-Mer in Normandy and strafed an unknown black car; he later learned that one of the passengers was German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, who was seriously injured in the attack.
On 17 July 1944, as Rommel was returning from visiting the headquarters of the I SS Panzer Corps, a fighter piloted by Charley Fox of 412 Squadron, or Jacques Remlinger of No. 602 Squadron RAF or Johannes Jacobus le Roux of No. 602 Squadron RAF strafed his staff car near Sainte-Foy-de-Montgommery.

Guelph

Guelph, OntarioGuelph, ONCity of Guelph
26 February 1920, Guelph, Ontario; d.18 October 2008, Tillsonburg, Ontario) was a Flight Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Air Force in World War II.

Ontario

Ontario, CanadaONProvince of Ontario
26 February 1920, Guelph, Ontario; d.18 October 2008, Tillsonburg, Ontario) was a Flight Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Air Force in World War II.

Tillsonburg

Tillsonburg, OntarioAnnandale SchoolLondon
26 February 1920, Guelph, Ontario; d.18 October 2008, Tillsonburg, Ontario) was a Flight Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Air Force in World War II.

Flight lieutenant

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26 February 1920, Guelph, Ontario; d.18 October 2008, Tillsonburg, Ontario) was a Flight Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Air Force in World War II.

Royal Canadian Air Force

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26 February 1920, Guelph, Ontario; d.18 October 2008, Tillsonburg, Ontario) was a Flight Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Air Force in World War II.

World War II

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26 February 1920, Guelph, Ontario; d.18 October 2008, Tillsonburg, Ontario) was a Flight Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Air Force in World War II.

Ireland

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Fox, the son of an Irish immigrant, joined the RCAF in 1939 at the beginning of the war (his brother Ted joined the Royal Canadian Artillery).

Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery

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Fox, the son of an Irish immigrant, joined the RCAF in 1939 at the beginning of the war (his brother Ted joined the Royal Canadian Artillery).

Dunnville

Dunnville, OntarioDunnDunnville, Canada West
He graduated near the top of his class in 1941 and was offered a job as a flight instructor in Dunnville, Ontario.

CFB Bagotville

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He remained in this position until 1943 when he began combat training in Bagotville, Quebec.

Supermarine Spitfire

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He flew Spitfires over Europe, destroying or damaging 153 enemy vehicles (mostly trains), and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (with bar).

Distinguished Flying Cross (United Kingdom)

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Charles William Fox, DFCand Bar, CD (b. He flew Spitfires over Europe, destroying or damaging 153 enemy vehicles (mostly trains), and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (with bar).

Medal bar

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He flew Spitfires over Europe, destroying or damaging 153 enemy vehicles (mostly trains), and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (with bar).

France

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On D-Day he flew three patrols off the coast of France.

Bény-sur-Mer

Beny-sur-MerBeny sur Mer
On July 17, 1944, he flew from the Allied air base at Beny-sur-Mer in Normandy and strafed an unknown black car; he later learned that one of the passengers was German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, who was seriously injured in the attack.

Normandy

NormanNormandy, FranceNormandie
On July 17, 1944, he flew from the Allied air base at Beny-sur-Mer in Normandy and strafed an unknown black car; he later learned that one of the passengers was German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, who was seriously injured in the attack.

Field marshal

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On July 17, 1944, he flew from the Allied air base at Beny-sur-Mer in Normandy and strafed an unknown black car; he later learned that one of the passengers was German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, who was seriously injured in the attack.

20 July plot

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As Rommel was soon afterwards implicated in the assassination plot against Adolf Hitler, he was allowed to commit suicide and his death was announced as a result of injuries from the air attack.

Adolf Hitler

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As Rommel was soon afterwards implicated in the assassination plot against Adolf Hitler, he was allowed to commit suicide and his death was announced as a result of injuries from the air attack.

Colonel

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On April 30, 2004, he was named honorary colonel of 412 Squadron in Ottawa, ultimately belonging to 8 Wing/CFB Trenton.