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Old 24th May 2005, 20:15
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Fighter Command losses on 15.05.40

Hi everyone,I wonder if somebody could provide me with details about Fighter Command losses on 15.05.40 in France?

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Old 24th May 2005, 21:55
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Re: Fighter Command losses on 15.05.40

Hi Robert:

You will find a good list in Norman Franks' Fighter Command Losses, Volume 1.
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Old 24th May 2005, 22:01
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Re: Fighter Command losses on 15.05.40

Hi,


unfortunately it`s not possible to me to buy this book. Therefore I must ask forum members for help .


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Old 25th May 2005, 01:05
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hello Robert,


15th May 1940

FCL vol:1 has -
1Sqn -1
3 Sqn - 4
73 Sqn - 2
85 Sqn - 3
87 Sqn - 1
607 Sqn - 2
615 Sqn - 2
All Hurricane's

FCWD vol: 1 has -
1 Sqn - 0
3 Sqn - 5
73 Sqn - 3
85 Sqn -3
87 Sqn - 1
501 Sqn - 2
504 Sqn - 0
607 Sqn - 2
615 Sqn - 1
All Hurricane's

12 Days in May has -
1 Sqn - 2
3 Sqn - 6
73 Sqn - 3
85 Sqn - 3
87 sqn - 1
501 Sqn 2
607 Sqn - 2
615 Sqn - 2

If you have any particular sqn in mind then I will search out serials and pilots, or if you have a particular aircraft in mind that too.

All for now

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Old 25th May 2005, 08:08
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Re: Fighter Command losses on 15.05.40

Hi Alex,


I have following clashes and squadrons in mind:
- 607 RAF at 10.00 Vouziers
- 615 and 607 RAF at 13.00-13.20 Charleville
- combat in the vicinity of Dinant at 12.30
- combat in the vicinity of Charleville at 16.10-16.25
- combat in the vicinity of Fournies at 13.40
- combat west of Brugge at 14.10

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Old 25th May 2005, 11:20
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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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Old 25th May 2005, 16:38
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Re: Fighter Command losses on 15.05.40

Hi Laurent,


thanks for the infos!


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