Losses

1940
23/05/40
(P / O) Learmond BHG    Dunkirk    Spitfire I P 9370
AC / Me 109    Killed in action    Patrol
23/05/40
Sqn Ldr Bushell RJ    France    Spitfire I 3194 N
AC / Me 110    Forced landing     Prisoner
Prisoner at Sagan, he will be among the 50 executed by the SS on 29 March 1944
23/05/40
(F / O) J Gillies    France    Spitfire I 3290 N
AC / Me 110    Forced landing     Prisoner
23/05/40
(Sgt) Klipsch PH    France    Spitfire I P 9373
AC / Me 110    Killed in action   
24/05/40
(F / L) Green CP    France    Spitfire I 3167 N
AC / Me 110    Injured Forced landing Wounded in the leg
24/05/40
(F / O) P Casenove    Calais    Spitfire I P 9374
AC / Do 17    Forced landing near Calais   Prisoner
18/08/40
(P / O) Wade TS    Exeter    Spitfire I 3287 N
Weather    Unscathed     Parachutes
Patrol. 3 h 50
19/09/40
(F / L) RR Stanford Tuck    Horsmonden    Spitfire I 3040 N
CA / 88 Ju  Unscathed     Parachutes    Patrol - 14 h 15
25/08/40
(P / O) Wade TS    Selsey    Spitfire I R 6703
CA / 88 Ju    Unscathed     Forced landing    Plane explodes after landing
09/09/40
(F / L) RR Stanford Tuck    St Gowan Head    Spitfire I 3268 N
AC / C 215    Injured     Forced landing    Slightly wounded in the leg
09/09/40
(P/ O) Watling WC    Biggin Hill    Spitfire I P 9372
AC / Me 109    Injured Parachutes    Badly burned - 17 h 30
11/09/40
(P / O) CH Saunders    Rye    Spitfire I L 1077
AC / Me 109    Unscathed     Forced landing 17 h 30
11/09/40
(P / O) FN Hargreaves    Dungeness    Spitfire I K 9793
CA    Killed in action    Patrol - 16 h 15
11/09/40
(F / L) JA Paterson    Folkestone    Spitfire I R 6613
AC / Me 109    Injured Forced landing 18 h 50
11/09/40
(P / O) HD Edwards     Smeeth    Spitfire I P 9464
AC / Me 109    Killed in action  19 h 00
14/09/40
(Sgt) Mc Gowan HW    Faversham    Spitfire I R 6624
AC / Me 109    Injured     Parachutes    19 h 00
18/09/40
(P / O) HR Holland    Ashford    Spitfire I
CA    Injured     Parachutes
Slightly injured on arrival  14 h 50
20/09/40
(P / O) R Mottram    Hollingbourne    Spitfire I 3193 N
AC / Me 109    Injured     Forced landing Brule - 9 h 55
20/09/40
(P / O) HP Hill    Dungeness    Spitfire I X 4417
AC / Me 109    Killed in action    Shot down by W Mölders Oberst - 11 h 35
23/09/40
(Sgt) Eyles PR    Dungeness    Spitfire I 3248 N
AC / Me 109    Killed in action Shot down by W Mölders Oberst - 11 h 35
24/09/40
(P / O) AJS Pattinson    Gravesend    Spitfire I P 9371
AC / Me 109    Injured Forced landing 10 h 00
24/09/40
(P / O) Bryson JS    North Weald    Spitfire I X 4037
AC / Me 109    Killed in action 9 h 00
27/09/40
Robert Lister CF    Spitfire I X 4427
AC / Me 109    Injured Forced landing
Wounded in the leg  9 h 15
27/09/40
(F / L) JA Paterson    Sevenoaks    Spitfire I X 4422
AC / Me 109    Killed in action 9 h 20
27/09/40
(F / S) Sydney C    Kingston    Spitfire I R 6767
AC / Me 109    Killed in action 9 h 40
30/09/40
(Sgt) Oldfield TG    Dartford    Spitfire I R 6622
AC / Me 109    Killed in action 15 h 20
09/10/40
(P / O) AR Wright    Shoreham    Spitfire I X 4069
AC / Me 109    Injured     Forced landing 17 h 00
10/10/40
(Sgt) Frith ETG    Ashford    Spitfire I X 4597
AC / Me 109    Injured     Parachutes
Dies of his injuries on the 17/10 - 12 h 50
10/10/40
(P / O) DG Williams    Tangmere    Spitfire I X 4038
Collision    Killed in action
Mid-air collision during the attack of C 17 over Tangmere - 8 h 15
10/10/40
(F / O) Drummond JF    Tangmere    Spitfire I R 6616
Collision    Killed in action See above
12/10/40
(Sgt) WT Ellis    Tangmere    Spitfire I X 4552
AC / C 17    Unscathed     Forced landing  8 h 35
12/10/40
(P / O) AJS Pattinson    Hawkinge    Spitfire I X 4591
AC / Me 109    Killed in action 16 h 40
15/10/40
(Sgt) Parker KB    Thames    Spitfire I R 6838
AC / Me 109    Killed in action 10 h 00
15/10/40
(S / L) Kingcombe CBF    Thames    Spitfire I X 4418
AC / Me 109    Injured Bullet in leg  Parachutes  11 h 45
16/10/40
(F / L) Lund JW    River Medway    Spitfire I   R 6642
AC / Me 109    Unscathed     Parachutes 11 h 50
17/11/40
(Sgt) Kingaby D    Leatherhead    Spitfire I R 6721
Accident    Unscathed Forced landing 14 h 45

1941
07/02/41
P.O. Watling W.C.  Deal    Spitfire I R 6924
Crashed on a weather test    Killed
11/04/41
(Sgt) Allison JW    Eastbourne    Spitfire I 3229 N
AC / Me 109       Unscathed     Forced landing
08/05/41
(Sgt) Gaskell    Handle    Spitfire II X 4062
AC / Me 109    Killed in action Afternoon Patrol - III. / JG 51
21/06/41
(P / O) Maitland-Thompson    Spitfire II
AC / Me 109    Injured     Parachutes  Evening - JG 5
23/06/41
(Sgt) Aston GW    Handle    Spitfire V R 6923
CA    Unscathed Parachutes    Circus 16
25/06/41
(Sgt) Bowen-Morris H    France    Spitfire V
CA    Serious injury- amputation of an arm Prisoner

26/06/41
(P / O) Wade TS    France    Spitfire V W 3264
AC / Me 109    Injured     Forced landing  Manages to return to England
03/07/41
(Sgt) Aston GW    France    Spitfire V P 8532
Unknown    Unscathed Prisoner

06/07/41
(F / L) Montbron E G    France    Spitfire V "S"
CA    Unscathed Prisoner Manages to pretend to be a French Canadian.
08/07/41
(Sgt) Todd CG    France    Spitfire V
Unknown Killed in action 23 years of age
09/07/41
(P / O) PH Beake    French coast    Spitfire IIa W 3265
Unscathed     Parachutes Escort got too close to the French coast.
10/07/41
(P / O) Archer PLI    France    Spitfire IIa R 7195
Injured Forced landing Manages to return to England
11/07/41
(Sgt) Waldern CG    Handle    Spitfire V
Unscathed      Parachutes
19/07/41
(P / O) J Dougall    France    Spitfire V W 3120?
AC / Me 109    Parachutes Prisoner
24/07/41
(Sgt) Waldern CG    France    Spitfire V W 3326
Killed in action did not return
03/08/41
(Sgt) Vinter SH    Brest    Spitfire V W 3381
CA     Killed in action crashed into the sea
07/08/41
(P / O) Bruce    France    Spitfire V W 3245
Flak.Injured
Forced landing Roadsteads near Lympne
07/08/41
(Sgt) Howard    France    Spitfire Vb W 3568
Failed to return from escort duty to the south
18/08/41
(Sgt) Hickman GP    France    Spitfire Vb R 7161
Injured     Forced landing near Deal
21/08/41
(Sgt) Hann GE    France    Spitfire V R 7346
Killed in action failed to return
21/08/41
(Sgt) Harrison HS    France    Spitfire V
Accident     Killed in action   Crashes on takeoff
21/08/41
(Sgt) J Aherne    France    Spitfire Vb W 3409
Killed in action Afternoon
26/08/41
(P / O) Archer PLI    France    Spitfire Vb W 3330
AC / Me 109    Injured     Forced landing
Slightly wounded in the leg during the fight
27/08/41
(P / O) Phillips EWH    France    Spitfire Vb W 3576
Killed in action Afternoon failed to return
31/08/41
(Sgt) Roff EH    France    Spitfire Vb 3319 W - X
Killed in action Parachutes Seen in the morning Dinghy
04/09/41
(Sgt) Kenwood    England    Spitfire Vb
Disorientation    Unscathed     Parachutes
Maritime escort
17/09/41
(P / O) JET Asselin   France    Spitfire Vb W 3182
Prisoner Parachutes Afternoon sweep failed to return
17/09/41
(P / O) E Bartholomew   Handle    Spitfire Vb AB 915
Killed in action     Parachuted but drowned
20/09/41
(P / O) Brettell GE    France    Spitfire Vb W 3709
Injured Forced landing Airplane cat 2
02/10/41
(Sgt) Hickman GP    France    Spitfire Vb W 3179
Prisoner Parachutes failed to return from afternoon sweep
02/10/41
(F / L) Lund JW    France    Spitfire Vb W 3459
AC / Fw 190    Killed in action Sweep - First meeting with Fw 190
02/10/41
(Sgt) NH Edge    France    Spitfire Vb     W 3137
AC / Fw 190    Killed in action    First meeting with Fw 190
02/10/41
(Sgt) Port KG    France    Spitfire Vb W 3762
AC / Fw 190    Killed in action    Sweep - First meeting with Fw 190
02/10/41
(P / O) DA Bruce    France    Spitfire Vb W 3657
AC / Fw 190    Injured     Forced landing
Sweep - First meeting with Fw 190 - crashed on return to Ashford
03/10/41
(Sgt) H Cox    France    Spitfire Vb W 3710
Killed in action Circus 105 - Afternoon - Did not return
03/10/41
Sgt Woods-Scawen GEF    Holland    Spitfire Vb  AB 779
Killed in Action Circus 105 Failed to return 19 years of age

1942

 

09/01/42
Sgt Payne        Ashley Wood  Spitfire Vb
Killed in aircraft accident
22/01/41
Sgt De Rinzi    Digby    Spitfire Vb
Killed after a collision in the circuit  
04/07/42
P/O Wales    Middle East
Me 109   Badly shot up but managed to return to base
17/07/42
F/L Cocker
Returned safely the next day
17/07/42
W/O Mitchell
17/07/42
Sgt Groom
17/07/42
Sgt Watson
Missing believed killed but in mid September was a POW
24/07/42
Sgt Moore    Middle East
Shot up badly and died 26/07/42
1/08/42
P/O Atkins
Killed while on patrol
1/08/42
Sgt Reece
Severely wounded
22/08/42
P O Colquhoun-Thompson
Crashed onto aerodrome and burst into flames
7/09/42
P O Menzies
Crashed on his first trip. Spun in from 17,000 feet didn’t bale out
26/09/42
Warrant Officer Kenwood
Shot down baled out successfully
26/09/42
Pilot Officer Turvey
Shot down baled out successfully
22/01/42
(Sgt) De Renzi    Middle East
Killed in action
17/12/42
Wedgwood JH    Middle East
Killed in action
1943
7/10/43
F / O Dicks, Sherwood ES    Middle East
Unscathed  Jump / Att forced?
28/10/43
F / S Askey MWH    Middle East
Killed in action

1944

22/01/44  
F/ O Dibden CJ  Italy
Accident on take off
29/08/44
(F / L) Montgomerie LJ    Italy
Killed in action
6/09/44 
P / O G. Meagher Spitfire VIII No. JF895 - Poggio Berni
Presumably hit by flak and crashed at Poggio Berni.
11/09/44 
Captain Lawton M D Spitfire VIII No. JF704 - Adriatic Sea
Hit by Flak off Rimini and forced to take to the sea 5 miles east of town.
15/12/44
F/O E W McCann  Spitfire VIII Mo. JG121 - Bagnacavallo
Hit by flak and exploded at Bagnacavallo ground.
22/12/44 
F/O William R. Fair Spitfire VIII No. JF513 - Forlì
Hit by flak aircraft crashed at Cotignola. Unable to bale out. Killed in action.

 

                                                            1945
17/02/45
F/O  S Peacock Spitfire VIII No. MT562 - Bellaria
Accident on takeoff.
11/04/45
P/O Charles Smith PK- Spitfire No. MT801 - Massalombarda
Exploded in flight at Massalombarda.
16/04/45
W / O Patrick G. Hoolihan- Spitfire VIII No. JF333 - Imola
Hit by flak at Medicine. Crashed landed behind enemy lines. Killed.

 

24/04/45
Sgt Doyle - Spitfire VIII No. JG124 - Bellaria
Accident on takeoff.
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