If the Germans didn’t get you, the Typhoon just might. Flying Officer Douglas Gordon knew it only too well. Between June and August 1944, 19 Allied squadrons—his own among them—lost hundreds of the hulking aircraft and 150 pilots, many of them due to engine or structural failure. “She was a monster; she was just a real miserable aircraft,” said Gordon, who survived 99 combat missions at the stick of the Hawker-built plane.
Here is the article at Legion Magazine.