Flying Officer Levin Fredman

(90405)

B Flight (September 1939) 

Born in 1919 (?), He joined the Auxiliary Air Force iand No.615 (County of Surrey) Squadron in 1938.

On 10 May 1940, during the bombardment of Abbeville by He 111 of the LG 2, he took off on alert with his Gloster Gladiator Mk II (around 05h00) and damaged one of the enemy bombers (black smoke to the left engine).

On May 12, 1940, he took off with Flying Officer Hedley N. Fowler and a third unidentified pilot for a patrol over Belgium with No.607 (County of Durham) Squadron. In the vicinity of Tongres, British aircraft encountered Bf.109, potentially belonging to JG 21, JG 27 or I (J) ./ LG 1. In the ensuing combat he was shot down and killed, his aicraft crashing in the neighborhood of Wihogne. He is buried in the cemetery of Wihogne, in grave 9. He was 21 years old.


List of flights

15/11/39

Gladiator N2304

Croydon — Merville (11 h 30 – 13 h 00)

18/11/39

Gladiator N2304

Patrol Amiens (11 h 00 – 12 h 15)

21/11/39

Gladiator N2304

Patrol Merville (10 h 10 – 11 h 20)

21/11/39

Gladiator N2304

PatrolMerville (12 h 35 – 14 h 50)

23/11/39

Gladiator N2308

Patrol Merville — Lille — Amiens (11 h 35 – 12 h 35

25/11/39

Gladiator N2308

Patrol Amiens — Lille — Merville [12 h 10 – 13 h 40]

21/12/39

Gladiator N2310

Patrol Vitry-en-Artois à 4 500 mètres (13 h 00 – 13 h 15)

23/12/39

Gladiator N2304

Patrol Lille — Doullens — Arras (10 h 25 – 11 h 15)

14/01/40

Gladiator N5900

Patrol Arras (15 h 10 – 15 h 50)

04/03/40

Gladiator

Night flight training ; Vitry-en-Artois.

10/05/40

Gloster Gladiator

Take-off on alert, interception He.111 (LG 1) ; Abbeville.

Damaged aircraft (black smoke left engine) – inconclusive claim[1].

12/05/40

Hawker Hurricane Mk I

Patrol over Belgium.

Shot down and killed, near Wihogne, probably by Bf 109 of I./JG 21, JG 27 or I (J) ./LG 1.

[1] Levin Fredman – Combat Report 10/05/40. Kew : The National Archives, AIR 50/175.

 


List of Claims

10/05/40

05h00

1 He.111 (LG 1) – Damaged (black smoke, left engine)

Abbeville.

Inconclusive claim[1].

[1] Levin Fredman – Combat Report 10/05/40. Kew : The National Archives, AIR 50/175.

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