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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).


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)

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