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Old 18th February 2013, 05:20
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Spitfire K9820 and others.

Hello,
Anyone know who the pilot of 19 Squadron's Spitfire, K9820 was on 16th January 1939 when it crash-landed at Duxford ?

Other Spitfire's pilots names please, are:
K9798 on the 18th April 1939.
K9859 on the 9th May 1939.
The serial number of the Spitfire piloted by Airman pilot, Sgt. J. H. Potter on the 20th May 1939 when he crash-landed ?

Pilots who were I beleive with 19 Squadron in April/May 1939 included:
Sqdn/Ldr. H.I. Cozens; Flg/Off J.A.G. Gordon; Pilot Officers, M. C. F. Mee, A. J. Banham, D. Genders, E. H. Thomas, W. G. Clouston, T. G. Pace, L. C. Withall, J. B. Coward, A. I. Robinson and R. B. Pearson.
Of the seven Airman pilots I beleive one other was Sgt. D.G.S.R. Cox. Who were the five others please ?

For 1940
K9811 on the 24th January 1940.
K9800 on the 7th March 1940.
K9821 on the 28th May 1940.
R6897 on the 26th August 1940.

And to round off.
The serial number of the Spitfire piloted by Flg/Off. G. E. Ball who was WIA on 26th May 1940 ?

Many thanks,
Alex

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Old 18th February 2013, 12:11
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Re: Spitfire K9820 and others.

Officers and Airman Pilots with 19 Sqn on 1st Jan 1939 or later were:
S/Ldr H I Cozens - Squadron Commander
A F/Lt J A G Gordon - A Flight Commander -> F/Lt 23 Jan 1939
F/O A J Banham - B Flight Commander -> A F/Lt 2 Mar 1939
P/O W G Clouston - Adjutant til 20 Mar 1939 -> F/O 28 Mar 1939
P/O E H Thomas -> F/O 10 Apr 1939 -> Posted to RAF Colledge Cranwell 24 Apr 1939
P/O T G Pace -> Posted Turnhouse 17 Feb 1923
P/O L C Withall -> F/O 12 Apr 1939
P/O J B Coward
P/O A I Robinson
P/O G L Sinclair
P/O G E Ball
P/O A J A Llewellin
P/O G W Petre
P/O B G Piddocks -> Posted to Catterick 20 Mar 1939
P/O F N Brinsden -> Adjutant 20 Mar 1939
P/O G C Matheson -> Posted in from Catterick 20 Mar 1939
A P/O D V S Evans -> Posted to Middle East Command later joining 112 Sqn 17 May 1939
A P/O R Marples -> Reposted 19 Sqn for Flying Duties 8 May 1939
A P/O L A Scott -> Posted to Middle East Command later joining 112 Sqn 17 May 1939
P/O J B Sanderson -> Posted to Middle East Command later joining 112 Sqn 17 May 1939
Sgt Pilot J H Coleman
Sgt Pilot G C Unwin
Sgt Pilot H Steere
Sgt Pilot J A Potter
Sgt Pilot P S Gunning
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Old 18th February 2013, 12:43
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Re: Spitfire K9820 and others.

From Spitfire Squadron, by Dilip Sarkar
Flying personnel no 19 squadron September 3, 1939

S/L H.I. Cozens AFC (CO), P/O F.N. Brinsden (Adj)
F/L L.C. Withall (OC "A" Flight), F/L A.J. Banham (OC "B" Flight)
F/O Clouston, T.G. Pace, J.B. Coward, A.I. Robinson, G.C. Matheson,
P/O G.L. Sinclair, G.E. Ball, A.J.A. Lewellyn, G.W. Petre, L. Marples, M.D. Lyne, L.A. Haines, J.H. Browning,
F/Sgts H. Steere, G.C. Unwin,
Sgts J.A. Coleman, J.H. Potter, P.S. Gunning, T. Boyd, A. Bruce.

According to Aces High, Cox joined no 19 Squadron on 23 May 1940.
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Old 18th February 2013, 17:29
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Re: Spitfire K9820 and others.

Hello Paul and udf_00
Many thanks for the names and refs, it is most useful.
Can any of the names be matched to the Spitfire serials listed ?
Thanks
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Old 18th February 2013, 17:40
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Re: Spitfire K9820 and others.

The ORB has no info on any accidents or Spitfire incidents upto Sept 1939 best bet may individual record cards
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Old 18th February 2013, 17:54
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Re: Spitfire K9820 and others.

I can only add a little:

The pilot of R6897 was P/O Eric Burgoyne.

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Old 18th February 2013, 22:10
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Re: Spitfire K9820 and others.

Hello John,
Many thanks for the answer on R6897.
What was your reference please ?
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From Spitfire squadron, by Dilip Sarkar

Appendix II ( losses 1939-09-03 to 1941-06-20 )
26.05.40 L3198 F/O G.E. Ball, aircraft damaged an pilot slightly wounded in combat with Bf109s near Dunkirk.
K9811, no name
K9821, Clouston mid-air with K9854, Ball, 1939-10-06
Other serials : nothing !

P112 :
On May 28th, 2nd morning patrol "...All of our aircraft returned but F/O Petre had altimeter shot away by HE bullets and small pieces of metal entered one of his legs...".
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Re: Spitfire K9820 and others.

Sgt J A Potter (not JH) was piloting Spitfire K9857 on 20th May 1939 when he crash-landed at Duxford.
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Source for R6897: Air Britain Aeromilitaria 132

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