I have received new information from Rich Cooper about Just Joe. I will just put it at the end for now and come back later with a follow-up post.
Just Joe will never be Just Joe anymore.
That was the name of the Mosquito Theo Griffiths flew alongside Ric Maude.
This is not Ric Maude but George Sutcliffe alongside Just Joe III.
There were many Just Joes.
This is Just Joe II with Theo.
Pilots called this a prang.
This is another view of Just Joe II.
This next picture is Just Joe I.
Theodore Griffiths is alongside HX 868
This time Just Joe I was pranged by F/S Shattock and P/O Sutcliffe. This is most probably the plane Theo ferried to Malta…
That particular Mosquito had a bad reputation. Pilots did not want to fly it. To say that it was pranged intentionally would be an understatement.