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Sqn Ldr Ian Kenneth Sefton JOLL DFC AEAge: 56 years19201977

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Sqn Ldr Ian Kenneth Sefton JOLL DFC AE
Given names
Ian Kenneth Sefton
Surname
JOLL
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Sqn Ldr
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DFC AE
Birth 3 February 1920 41 31

Birth of a sisterRosemary Doreen JOLL
17 October 1928 (Age 8 years)

Note: Croydon - Reg BMD 2a/402 Dec
Death of a fatherEric William JOLL
29 July 1949 (Age 29 years) Age: 70 years
Note: JOLL - On July 29 1949 at Newton Abbot, after a long illness, Eric William JOLL, aged 68. No flowers…
Death 1977 (Age 56 years) Age: 57 years

Note: Sqn Ldr Ian Joll's mum had received the devastating telegram telling her he was dead just 10 minutes…
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Death

Sqn Ldr Ian Joll's mum had received the devastating telegram telling her he was dead just 10 minutes before he arrived on her doorstep The incredible story of an RAF pilot who turned up at his mum’s home 10 minutes after she got a telegram saying he had been killed has come to light after 75 years. Mabel Joll promptly fainted as she answered the door, thinking she was looking at a ghost. Sqn Ldr Ian Joll was thought to have died when he crashed on a Dutch beach on May 10, 1940. But he got on a ship to Harwich with the help of the Dutch resistance. And once there went to see his parents in Gravesend. Oliver Pepys, of Spinks auctioneers which is selling Sqn Ldr Joll’s medals, said: “She must have thought that she was looking at his ghost". Not 10 minutes before she had received a telegram from the Air Ministry saying he was missing, believed killed.” Sqn Ldr Joll cheated death again later when his Blenheim iced up and went into a spin and once more after his Beaufighter was shot up by a Heinkel. He went on to become a fighter ace with “five kills” and won the Distinguished Flying Cross. He died aged 57 in 1977 and his widow last year. His medals will be sold in London on April 23.

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Note: Artical in the Daily Mirror 8/4/2015 by Paul Vass
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Note: Broughton, next to the Middle Wallop, base of the 604 Squadron - 1941
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