So it Began.....Their Finest Hour

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    just a point to note
    Corgi Diecast have produced Boulton Paul Defiant L7009 as flown by Flt Lt Donald and Gunner Off Hamilton.
     
  2. Wills

    Wills Very Senior Member

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  3. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    32 Sqd, Biggin Hill
    Hurricane N2670.
    Shot down by Oblt Priller II/JG51 in combat off Dover 6.00pm. Sub Lieutenant G.G.R Bulmer missing. Aircraft lost.:poppy:

    Aircraft lost/damaged (repairable):

    9 Hurricanes
    3 Spitfires
    1 Blenheim

    9 in Combat - 4 in Accidents/MF/Unknown

    Seenotflug kdo. 1
    He 59. Abandoned by crew twenty five miles south of Selsey during attempts by F/O Hubbard and P/Os Doulton and Grier of 601 Sqd to escort inland 7.20pm. Four NCOs baled out and missing. Aircraft lost.:poppy:

    Aircraft lost/damaged (repairable):

    4 Do 17s
    2 Ju 88s
    2 He 59s
    5 Me 109s
    1 He 111
    4 Ju 87s
     
  4. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Pilot Officer RICARDO ADRIANI DE MANCHA
    80546, 43 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 23
    on 21 July 1940
    Son of Ricardo Arturo and Emma Charlotte de Mancha.
    Remembered with honour
    RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL

    P/O R.A.DeMancha of No 43 Squadron (Tangmere) was killed when his Hurricane I (P3973) collided with Lt Kroker (also killed) flying a Me 109 of 7/JG 27 on the 21st of July 1940 ten miles south of the Needles at 15:15hrs. Aircraft lost.:poppy::poppy:
     

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  5. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    See above for loss.

    Aircraft lost/damaged (repairable):

    7 Hurricanes
    1 Spitfire

    3 in Combat - 5 in Accidents/MF/Unknown

    14/LG1
    Me 110C. Severely damaged by P/O Considine of 238 Sqd in combat off Portland 3.50pm. Crash landed at Theville. Fw Wurgatsch killed (no mention of second crew member). Aircraft write off.:poppy:

    2 Do 18
    3 Do 17
    2 Me 110
    7 Me 109
    2 Ju 88
    1 He 111
    1 Ju 87
     
  6. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    85 Sqd, Martlesham Heath
    Hurricane P3895.
    Crashed prior to landing at Castle Camps satellite airfield 5.35pm. New Zealander P/O J.L. Bickerdike killed. Aircraft a write off.:poppy:

    Aircraft lost/damaged (repairable):

    2 Hurricanes
    3 Spitfires
    1 Blenheim

    0 in Combat - 6 in Accidents/MF/Unknown

    4(F)/121
    Do 17P. Intercepted by Blue Section 145 Sqd (Flt Lt Boyd, F/O Dunning-white, P/O Weir) during reconnaissance mission. Shot down into the sea twenty miles south of Selsey 7.40am. Lt Reichhardt and Fw Rowe killed. Lt Bormann slightly wounded rescued from dinghy by British MTB. Aircraft 7A+DM lost.:poppy:

    Aircraft lost/damaged (repairable):

    2 Do 17
    1 Me 109
    2 Ju 88
    1 Ju 87
    1 He 111
     
  7. nicks

    nicks Very Senior Member

  8. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    No Fatal Fighter Command Losses

    Aircraft lost/damaged (repairable):

    3 Hurricanes
    3 Spitfires
    2 Gladiator

    0 in Combat - 8 in Accidents/MF/Unknown

    4(F)/122
    Ju 88. Failed to return from reconnaissance sortie over Dover. Lt Forster and one NCO missing, two NCOs killed. Aircraft lost.:poppy:

    Aircraft lost/damaged (repairable):

    1 He 111
    1 Buecker Bue 131
    2 Ju 88s
    1 Me 109
    2 Do 17s
     
  9. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    151 Sqd, North Weald
    Hurricane P3316.
    Stalled attempting upward roll prior to landing following aborted section patrol. Crashed inverted on aerodrome from 500ft 2.10pm. P/O J.R. Hamar killed. Aircraft a write off. P/O Hamar's DFC award had only been made the previous day.:poppy:

    Aircraft lost/damaged (repairable):

    3 Hurricanes
    8 Spitfires

    5 in Combat - 6 in Accidents/MF/Unknown

    Stab III/JG52
    Me 109E. Believed shot down into the sea by Flt Lt Ellis of 610 Sqd during combat off Margate 11.35am. Hptmn Von Houwald (Gruppen Kommandeur) killed. Aircraft lost.

    Aircraft lost/damaged (repairable):

    1 Ar 66
    2 Ju 88s
    2 Ju 87s
    1 FW 200
    1 Me 110
    7 Me 109s
    3 He 111s

    Note:
    RAF Bombing attack on Bergen aerodrome night of July 23/24. Four NCOs killed, four more wounded. No aircraft loss.:poppy:
     
  10. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Pilot Officer JACK ROYSTON HAMAR
    D F C

    70898, 151 Sqdn., Royal Air Force
    who died age 25
    on 24 July 1940
    Son of Arthur T. Hamer and Sarah A. Hamar, of Knighton.
    Remembered with honour
    KNIGHTON CEMETERY
     

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  11. nicks

    nicks Very Senior Member

    DFC citation for P/O Hamar.

    Pilot Officer Jack Royston HAMAR (70898)—
    since deceased.

    This officer has participated in all operational
    and most of the patrol flights undertaken
    by his squadron. He has shown
    coolness and courage of a high order, and
    has personally destroyed six enemy aircraft.
    Viewing Page 4674 of Issue 34910
     
  12. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    54 Sqd, Rochford
    Spitfire R6707.
    Shot down following destruction of Me 109 over Dover and Deal. Crashed in Channel 3.00pm. Flt Lt B.H. 'Wonky' Way killed. Aircraft lost.
    Basil Hugh Way was born Newark Notts and was 'B' Flight Commander when he went missing. The 22 year old pilot's remains washed ashore on a Belgium Beach to be buried in Oost-Dunkerke Cemetery.:poppy:

    Aircraft lost/damaged (repairable):

    4 Hurricanes
    15 Spitfires

    16 in Combat - 3 in Accidents/MF/Unknown

    5/KG51
    Ju 88 A. Briefed to attack Glosters at Hucclecote. Collided with a Miles Master flown by Sgt G.H. Bell of 5 FTS on approach to South Cereney aerodrome. Crashed at Oakridge, Gloucester 2.25pm. Uffz Heine killed. Uffz Dorner baled out wounded and captured together with Uffz Hugelschafer and Gefr Treue. Aircraft 9K+GN a write off.:poppy:

    Aircraft lost/damaged (repairable):

    1 He 59
    1 He 46
    3 He 111
    7 Me 109s
    4 Do 17s
    1 Ju 88
    6 Ju 87s
    2 Me 110s
     
  13. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    601 Sqd, Tangmere
    Hurricane P2753.
    Shot down in Channel two miles off St Catherine's Point by Oblt Dobislav of III/JG27 10.00am. P/O P. Chaloner Lindsey missing Aircraft UF-T lost.:poppy:

    Aircraft lost/damaged (repairable):

    4 Spitfires
    3 Hurricanes

    2 in Combat - 5 in Accidents/MF

    3/KG76
    Do 17Z. Failed to return from night attack on Rochford aerdrome. Believed crashed in sea circumstances unknown. Uffz Hartz, Uffz Bungardt, Oberfw Ballowitz and Fw Kopisch all missing. Aircraft lost.:poppy:

    Aircraft lost/damaged (repairable):

    1 Hs 126
    3 Do 18s
    1 Do 17
    2 Me 109s
    2 He 111
    1 Ju 88
     
  14. nicks

    nicks Very Senior Member

    wimereux

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    P/O Lindsey Patrick Chaloner 26/07/1940 aged 20
    Born in Daresbury, Cheshire on July 16, 1920, Lindsey was the son of Rev. C. Lindsey OBE, who had served as a chaplain in the Great War.
    He was at St John's School, Leatherhead from 1934 to 1937 and was a member of the OTC. In early 1938 Lindsey applied for a short service commission in the RAF. He was accepted and began his ab initio course at No. 1 E&RTS, Hatfield on June 27. Lindsey went to No. 1 RAF Depot, Uxbridge on August 20 for a short disciplinary course, after which he was posted to 2 FTS, Brize Norton on September 3.
    He was awarded his wings on December 12, 1938 and on completion of the course, he went to 2 AOS on April 15, 1939, as a staff pilot. On August 17 Lindsey was pilot of one of three aircraft involved in a mid-air collision near Berwick-on-Tweed. When he realized that one of his passengers had no parachute Lindsey, in spite of head injuries and compound fractures of one leg, managed to land the aircraft safely. He was admitted to Berwick infirmary, transferred to the RAF hospital at Halton on October 23 and went to convalescence at Torquay five days later. For his coolness and courage, Lindsey received a letter of appreciation from the Air Council.
    Fit again, he reported to No. Depot, Uxbridge on February 22, 1940, was placed on temporary administrative duties and on March 12 joined 29 Squadron at Debden. He went to 5 OTU, Aston Down on the 23rd and after converting to Hurricanes, Lindsey was posted to 601 Squadron at Tangmere on April 20.
    He claimed a Bf 110 detroyed on July 11. In an action over the
    Channel on the 26th, Lindsey was shot down by Oberleutenant Dobislav of III/JG27 two miles south of St. Catherine's Point. His Hurricane, P2753, crashed into the Channel and he was reported 'Missing'.
    Lindsey's body was later washed up on the French coast and he is buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery.
    (from Ken Wynn’s book ‘The Men of the Battle of Britain’.)
    For his cousin Sian Robinson
     
  15. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Flying Officer PHILIP ANTHONY NEVILLE COX

    33184, 501 Sqdn., Royal Air Force
    who died age 25
    on 27 July 1940
    Son of Dr. Arthur Neville Cox, M.D., M.R.C.P., and Winifred Alice Neville Cox, of Brighton, Sussex. Awarded R. M. Groves Memorial Prize, R.A.F. College, Cranwell, 1937.
    Remembered with honour
    RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL

    F/O P.A.N.Cox of No 501 Squadron on patrol in his Hurricane I (P3808) was shot down and killed by Fw Fernsebner of III/JG52 in combat with his Me 109 off Dover on the 27th of July 1940 at 17:45hrs. Aircraft lost.:poppy:
     

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  16. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    See above for loss

    Aircraft lost/damaged (repairable):

    1 Blenheim
    2 Hurricanes
    1 Spitfire

    2 in Combat - 2 in Accidents/Out of fuel

    Erprobungs Gruppe 210

    Me 110. Shot down from 2,000 ft by AA fire during anti-shipping strike. Crashed into sea off Harwich at over 400 mph. Oblt Fallenbacher and one NCO killed. Aircraft lost.:poppy:

    Aircraft lost/damaged (repairable):

    3 Ju 88
    1 He 111
    2 Do 17
    2 Me 110
    1 Ju 87
     
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  17. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    74 Sqd, Hornchurch
    Spitfire P9547.
    Crashed in Channel near Goodwin Sands 2.20pm. Believed shot down by Oblt Muencheberg III/JG26. P/O J.H.R. Young killed. Aircraft lost.:poppy:

    Aircraft lost/damaged (repairable):

    8 Spitfires
    4 Hurricanes

    7 in Combat - 5 in Accidents/Weather

    Seenotflugkdo 3
    He 59. Shot down over the Channel by Sgt Robinson of 111 Sqd 3.20pm. Whilst engaged on S&R mission. Oblt Chudziak and three NCOs missing. One wounded NCO rescued. Aircraft D-AROO lost.:poppy:

    Aircraft lost/damaged (repairable):

    3 He 59 (due to combat)
    4 Me 109
    1 Me 110
    1 Do 17
    6 Ju 88
     
  18. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Just caught up with this thread - great stuff!
    Tragic the number of casualties/write offs due to accidents rather than combat.
     
  19. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Flight Sergeant CECIL JOHN COONEY

    564567, 56 Sqdn., Royal Air Force
    who died age 26
    on 29 July 1940
    Son of John William and Emily Cooney; husband of Charlotte Cooney, of Rhos Robin, Denbighshire.
    Remembered with honour
    RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL

    F/Sgt C.J.Cooney of No 56 Squadron was killed on the 29th of July 1940 at 07:45hrs. His Hurricane I (P3879) was shot down by a Bf 109 over the Channel, near Dover.:poppy:
     
  20. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    See above for loss

    Aircraft lost/damaged (repairable):

    8 Spitfires
    8 Hurricanes

    14 in Combat - 2 in Accidents/Weather

    I/JG51
    Me 109E-4. Crashed and burned out at Wissant following combat with fighters over the Channel. Hptmn Michele killed. Aircraft write off.:poppy:
     

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