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Pope was killed in a crash, the plane wasn't shot down. Suspected engine failure on take off.
Brigadier Russell also killed on the same plane.
Major-General Dan Pienaar was also killed in an air crash on his way to South Africa on 19 December 1942.
The enemy had superiority in numbers, his tanks were more heavily armoured, they had larger calibre guns with nearly twice the effective range of ours, and their telescopes were superior. 5 RTR 19/11/41
The CRUSADER Project - The Winter Battle 1941/42