The last Belgian military pilot to fight in the Belgian squadron of the British Royal Air Force (RAF) has passed away at 99 years old, the Belgian Air Force announced on Thursday.
“With sadness, the Belgian Air Force bids farewell to Belgium’s last surviving WWII Spitfire fighter pilot. Blue skies forever,” the Air Force tweeted.
Moureau shot down a German Junker Ju88 bomber on D-Day. He later recalled how “at one point we were flying three aircraft side by side. One German and two Belgians. We dove down horizontally at the same time. My companion said to me: ‘I have no more ammunition, this one is for you.” Moureau went on to join Sobelair, a Belgian airline that operated from 1946 to 2004, and then Sabena, where he flew for over 30 years. Jason Spinks The Brussels Times
Earlier today, with a heavy heart we learnt that Jozef "Jeff" Moureau went for his last flight. He was a true fighter pilot, a genuine WWII hero and above all, a great man."Nous sommes pas de pilotes, nous sommes des Chasseurs" - Jeff Moureau La Chasse! pic.twitter.com/6Em0tjlXBD — 349 Belgian Squadron (@349BelSqn) October 28, 2020