Royal Air Force Hawker Typhoon Ib US-A (EK183) of 56 Squadron, flown by Squadron Leader Thomas Henry Vicent “THV” Pheloung (August 31, 1914 – June 20, 1943) of Oamaru, New Zealand. This view was taken on the day the Typhoon was shown to the press. Pheloung took command of 56 Squadron on January 17, 1943. Pheloung was killed attacking a German convoy off the coast of the Netherlands; flak from the ships hit his aircraft (he was flying EK174 at the time) and trying to return to England, his men watched his aircraft flip over and plunge into the sea. 56 Squadron was the first unit to fly the Typhoon in May 1942.