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Old 25th May 2005, 10:20
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Re: Fighter Command losses on 15.05.40

15 May 1940, Fighter Command losses over France (all Hurricanes)



Dawn L1610 3 Sqn Sqn Ldr P Gifford : force-landed near Wevelgem, accident ; pilot unhurt, returned

AM P2622 615 Sqn Flg Off H N Fowler : shot down near Dinant by Bf109 of III/JG 53 ; pilot baled out, POW

AM P2870 607 Sqn Sqn Ldr L E Smith : shot down near Dinant, probably by Bf109 of III/JG 53 ; pilot killed

0800 L1681 1 Sqn Flt Lt P R Walker : shot down near Vouziers by Bf110C of III/ZG 26 ; pilot unhurt, returned

0800 L1943 1 Sqn Flg Off P H M Richey : shot down near Vouziers by Bf110C of III/ZG 26 ; pilot baled out unhurt, returned

0815 ? 501 Sqn Damaged by return fire from Do17Z of II/KG 3 and force-landed Bétheniville ; pilot unhurt

0815 ? 501 Sqn Damaged by return fire from Do17Z of II/KG 3 and force-landed Bétheniville ; pilot unhurt

mid-AM N2546 3 Sqn Plt Off M M Stephens : force-landed when returning from patrol ; accident, pilot unhurt, returned

1100 L1846 3 Sqn Flg Off C A C Stone : aircraft damaged by return fire from Do17Z of 8/KG 76 and force-landed at Vitry ; pilot unhurt

1100 L1645 3 Sqn Sgt J L C Williams : shot down near Overijse by Bf109 of III/JG 26 ; pilot killed

1100 N2534 3 Sqn Flt Lt M M Carter : shot down north of Maubeuge by Bf110C of II/ZG 76 ; pilot killed

1100 N2422 3 Sqn Flt Lt N D Hallifax : shot down north of Maubeuge by Bf110C of II/ZG 76 ; pilot POW

1320 P2579 73 Sqn Flg Off N Orton : shot down west of Vouziers by Bf110C of I/ZG 2 ; pilot baled out, wounded

1320 L1693 73 Sqn Sgt L J Humphries : shot down west of Vouziers by Bf110C of I/ZG 2 ; pilot baled out, wounded

1320 ? 73 Sqn Sgt L Y Friend : aircraft damaged west of Vouziers by Bf110C of I/ZG 2 and force-landed; pilot unhurt, returned

1500 P2554 615 Sqn Plt Off D J Looker : shot down by ground fire ; baled out, wounded

1630 P2619 607 Sqn Flg Off I B N Russel : shot down by return fire from He111 of 9/KG 51 and crash-landed ; pilot wounded

1845 P2828 85 Sqn Flg Off D H Allen ; shot down south of Ath by Bf110C of 5/ZG 26 ; pilot baled out, returned

1845 L1775 85 Sqn Plt Off J H Ashton ; shot down south of Ath by Bf110C of 5/ZG 26 ; pilot baled out, returned

1845 L1964 85 Sqn Flg Off T G Pace ; shot down south of Ath by Bf110C of 5/ZG 26 and crash-landed; pilot wounded and burned

1845 P2538 87 Sqn Plt Off T J Edwards : shot down south of Lille by Bf110C of II/ZG 76 ; pilot killed



Source : book ‘Twelve days in May’

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