Battle of Britain: Casualties R.A.F. or Fleet Air Arm during the period 10 July to 31 October 1940

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  1. CL1

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

    HANCOCK, BRUCE

    Rank:

    Sergeant

    Trade:

    Pilot

    Service No:

    742644

    Date of Death:

    18/08/1940

    Age:

    26

    Regiment/Service:

    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

    Grave Reference

    Sec. G.5. Grave 50061.

    Cemetery

    HENDON CEMETERY AND CREMATORIUM

    Additional Information:
    Son of George and Maud Hancock, of Hendon; husband of Anne Jayne Hancock, of Hendon. F.A.I., F.S.I.

    Sgt. Bruce Hancock (742644) was a trainee bomber pilot in a Avro Anson and he saw a Heinkel bomber attacking a small airfield in Gloucester (Windrush) on the 18th of August 1940. The Heinkel then turned towards the Anson (N9164) attacking it. Hancock turned off his landing lights an when the bomber closed to about 150yds Hancock banked violently to port and flew into the the path of theHeinkel. Hancock died in the impact as did the crew of the Heinkel.
    Eye witnesses on the ground said that Hancock deliberately rammed the Heinkel.
    http://www.the-battle-of-britain.co.uk/pilots/Ha-pilots.htm
     

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  2. CL1

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

    WALSH, JOHN PATRICK

    Rank:

    Sergeant

    Trade:

    Pilot

    Service No:

    754138

    Date of Death:

    04/08/1940

    Age:

    20

    Regiment/Service:

    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve



    616 Sqdn.

    Grave Reference

    Sec. 13. Grave 1909.

    Cemetery

    HARROW CEMETERY

    Additional Information:
    Son of Harry Patrick Walsh, and of Nellie Walsh, of Harrow.
    http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2734552/WALSH,%20JOHN%20PATRICK

    Spitfire N3271 near Beverley.
    On 4th August 1940 the pilot of this aircraft was practicing dog fights with other aircraft in his unit and flying at 5,000 feet. This pilot is believed to have lost control and the aircraft spun into the ground. The crash location is not yet known other than in the general Beverley area. The pilot was sadly killed.
    Pilot - Sgt John Patrick Walsh RAFVR (754138), aged 20, of Harrow. Buried Harrow Cemetery, Middlesex.



    http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/yorkshire/york40/n3271.html
     

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  3. CL1

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

    GLYDE, RICHARD LINDSAY

    Rank:

    Flying Officer

    Service No:

    39983

    Date of Death:

    13/08/1940

    Age:

    26

    Regiment/Service:

    Royal Air Force



    87 Sqdn.

    Awards:

    D F C

    Panel Reference

    Panel 5.

    Memorial

    RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL

    Additional Information:
    Son of Frank Cave Glyde and Phillis Napier Glyde, of Claremont, Western Australia.
    http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1798448/GLYDE,%20RICHARD%20LINDSAY


    http://ww2talk.com/forums/topic/35199-info-australian-allied-unit-39983-fo-richard-lindsay-glyde-dfc-raf-87sq/

    http://disc.yourwebapps.com/discussion.cgi?disc=244414;article=1857
    http://australiansinthebattleofbritain.blogspot.co.uk/
     

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  4. CL1

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

    BOWEN, NIGEL GREENSTREET

    Rank:

    Pilot Officer

    Trade:

    Pilot

    Service No:

    41984

    Date of Death:

    16/08/1940

    Age:

    20

    Regiment/Service:

    Royal Air Force



    266 Sqdn.

    Grave Reference

    Sec. R. Grave 60.

    Cemetery

    WALLINGFORD CEMETERY

    Additional Information:
    Son of the Revd. Herbert Patrick Bowen and Stella Maud Bowen, of St. Mary's Rectory, Wallingford.

    P/O N.G.Bowen of No 266 Squadron destroyed a Bf 109 over Dunkirk in June, and a Ju 88 on the 12th of August 1940. N.G.Bowen was shot down and killed in his Spitfire I (N3095) by Bf 109's at Adisham, Kent on the 16th of August 1940, at 12:45hrs. He was aged 20.
    http://www.the-battle-of-britain.co.uk/pilots/Bi-pilots.html#BowenNG
     

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  5. khuxley

    khuxley New Member

    They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
    Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
    At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
    We will remember them.
     
  6. CL1

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

    HAWKINGS, REDVERS PERCIVAL




    Rank:

    Sergeant

    Trade:

    Pilot

    Service No:

    748627

    Date of Death:

    18/08/1940

    Age:

    22

    Regiment/Service:

    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve



    601 Sqdn.

    Grave Reference:

    N.E. of church. Row 17. Grave 3.

    Cemetery:

    FILTON (ST. PETER) CHURCHYARD

    Additional Information:

    Son of Redvers Arthur and Emily Ada Hawkings, of Filton.



    Sgt R.P.Hawkings joined No 601 Squadron in June 1940. He scored 1 kill on the 17th of July 1940. Sgt RP Hawkings was K.I.A. on patrol over Sussex on the 18th of August 1940 at 14:50hrs in a Hurricane I (L1990) and was shot down by a Bf 109 from JG 27, he was aged 22.
    http://www.the-battle-of-britain.co.uk/pilots/Ha-pilots.htm
     

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  7. CL1

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

    KING, ERIC BRUCE

    Rank:

    Squadron Leader

    Trade:

    Pilot

    Service No:

    32199

    Date of Death:

    30/08/1940

    Age:

    29

    Regiment/Service:

    Royal Air Force



    151 Sqdn.

    Grave Reference:

    Square 74. Grave 40453.

    Cemetery:

    HIGHGATE CEMETERY

    Additional Information:

    Son of Sydney Robert and Kate Elizabeth King, of Bournemouth, Hampshire.







    S/L E.B.King killed. (Crashed and exploded in flames during routine patrol. No cause known
    1202hrs: West Malling. Spitfire X4248. 616 Squadron Kenley

    http://www.battleofbritain1940.net/0031.html
     

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  8. CL1

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

    CALE, FRANCIS WALTER
    Rank:
    Pilot Officer
    Trade:
    Pilot
    Service No:
    42104
    Date of Death:
    15/08/1940
    Regiment/Service:
    Royal Air Force
    266 Sqdn.
    Grave Reference:
    Plot 16. Grave 13060.
    Cemetery:
    HANWELL (CITY OF WESTMINSTER) CEMETERY

    Francis Walter Cale, from Western Australia, was educated at Guildford Grammar School, Perth. He was provisionally accepted by an RAAF Board for an RAF short service commission and sailed for England on February 2nd 1939. With his elementary flying successfully completed, Cale was granted his commission in May 1939.


    After completing his flying training, he joined 266 Squadron at Sutton Bridge in early November. On August 15th 1940 Cale was shot down by Me109's over Maidstone. He baled out but landed in the River Medway, his body being recovered from the river the following day. His Spitfire, N3168, crashed in flames on the bank of the Medway at Teston.
    In Memoriam - Those Air Force Pilots/Crews who died on this day in WW2.
     

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  10. CL1

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

    Flying Officer (Pilot)
    HOMER, MICHAEL GILES

    Service Number 33409

    Died 27/09/1940

    Aged 21

    242 Sqdn.
    Royal Air Force

    D F C

    Son of George James Wood Homer and Millicent Homer, of Swanage.
    Buried at SWANAGE (GODLINGSTON) CEMETERY

    Location: Dorset, United Kingdom
    Number of casualties: 11

    Cemetery/memorial reference: Plot A. Cons. Grave 792.

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

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