Staplehurst Railway Station,Kent 15th September 1940

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

    Among the pilots to die was Georges Doutrepont, the Belgian whose plane crashed onto Staplehurst station.
    Georges Doutrepont was one of several Belgian Air Force pilots who escaped to Great Britain in the summer of 1940 to join the RAF. After a short refresher course, he was assigned to No. 229 Squadron in early August.

    Doutrepont was killed during the Battle of Britain when his Hawker Hurricane collided with an enemy aircraft. His aircraft eventually crashed into the Staplehurst railway station, sadly also killing a ticket clerk.
    CPT Georges Louis Joseph Doutrepont (1913-1940) -...

    Regiment & Unit/Ship
    Civilian War Dead

    Date of Death
    Died 15 September 1940

    Age 18 years old

    Buried or commemorated at

    Civilian War Dead
    • Country of ServiceUnited Kingdom
    • Additional InfoSon of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Ashdown, of Oxley Cottage, Fir Toll, Pluckley, Ashford. Died at Station approach, Staplehurst.
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    Charles Alfred Ashdown (unknown-1940) - Find A...
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