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Old 08-25-2015, 10:07 AM
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Default This Day. 75 Years Ago Today. RAF Losses. Battle of Britain.

(With thanks to the Kent Museum, Manston Facebook site).

https://www.facebook.com/SpitfireHur...MemorialMuseum


Remembering those who died fighting for Britain today in 1940:

1730hrs: Portland. Spitfire R6810. 152 Squadron Warmwell
P/O R.M.Hogg listed as missing. (Shot down by Bf109s over Channel and crashed into sea)
1730hrs: Portland. Spitfire R6994. 152 Squadron Warmwell
P/O T.S.Wildblood listed as missing. (Shot down by Bf109s over Channel and crashed into sea)
1730hrs: Portland. Hurricane V7226. 213 Squadron Exeter
P/O J.A.L.Phillipart killed. (Shot down by Bf109 over Channel. Body washed ashore two days later)
1745hrs: Portland. Hurricane R4199. 17 Squadron Tangmere
S/L C.W.Williams listed as missing. (Aircraft broke in two after combat with Bf110. Crashed into sea)
1800hrs: Hampshire. Hurricane P3200. 213 Squadron Exeter
P/O H.D.Atkinson listed as missing. (Last seen in combat over Warmwell. Failed to return to base)
1805hrs: Portland. Hurricane V7250. 87 Squadron Exeter
Sgt. L.R.E Wakeling Killed. (Shot down by Bf109 and burst into flames and crashed near Dorchester)
1900hrs: Dover. Hurricane N2433. 32 Squadron Biggin Hill
P/O K.R.Gillman listed as missing. (Failed to return to base after combat over the Channel)
1900hrs: Canterbury. Spitfire R6966. 616 Squadron Kenley
Sgt. T.E.Westmoreland listed as missing. (Failed to return to base)
1900hrs: Off Dover. Spitfire K9819. 616 Squadron Kenley
Sgt. P.T.Wareing taken prisoner. (Crashed nr Calais after combat with Bf109. Managed to escape after POW)
2200hrs: Wainfleet Lincolnshire. Blenheim L1330. 29 Squadron Digby
P/O R.A.Rhodes listed as missing.
Sgt. N.Jacobson listed as missing. (Believed shot down and crashed into sea during night combat)
NIGHT: Exeter. Blenheim L6782. 604 Squadron Middle Wallop
Sgt. C.Haig Killed.
Sgt. J.G.B.Fletcher Killed.
LAC I.Austin Died next day. (Crashed during night operational operation. No known reason)


Best Regards,
MB_Avro
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