James Gilbert Sanders

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Born on 19 June 1914 in Richmond, he joined the Royal Air Force in November 1935 and joined No.111 (RAF) Squadron where he was one of the first pilots to discover the Hawker Hurricane. He is, however, transferred, on 4 October 1939, to No.615 (County of Surrey) Squadron following tensions his Squadron Leader. On 26 December 1939, after taking off from Saint-Inglevert aboard Gloster Gladiator Mk II N2308, he was directed to an unidentified aircraft over Wissant. The latter, which turns out to be a He.111 of the Wekusta 26, is intercepted to the southwest of Dover. The Flight Lieutenant James G. Sanders opens fire but without visible result, while the German bomber disappears in clouds.

15/11/39

Gladiator N2306

Transfert Croydon – Merville (11h30 – 13h00)

18/11/39

Gladiator N2306

Patrouille Amiens (11h00 – 12h15)

21/11/39

Gladiator N2310

Patrouille Merville (10h10 –  11h20)

21/11/39

Gladiator N2310

Patrouille Merville (12h35 – 14h50)

23/11/39

Gladiator N2306

Patrouille Merville – Lille – Amiens (11h35 – 12h35)

25/11/39

Gladiator N2306

Patrouille Amiens – Lille – Merville (12h10 – 13h40)

09/12/39

Gladiator N2306

Patrouille Merville (14h30 – 15h05)

21/12/39

Gladiator N2306

Patrouille Vitry-en-Artois à 4 500 mètres (13h00 – 13h15)

23/12/39

Gladiator N2306

Patrouille Lille – Doullens – Arras (10h25 – 11h15)

23/12/39

Gladiator N2306

Patrouille Vitry-en-Artois – Saint-Quentin (13h55 – 14h25)

27/12/39

Gladiator N2306

Patrouille Saint-Inglevert – Boulogne

28/12/39

Gladiator N2308

Patrouille Saint-Inglevert – Boulogne (10h55 – 12h00)

29/12/39

Gladiator N2308

Sortie météo au-dessus de Saint-Inglevert (13h10 – 14h00). Aperçois et engage un He.111 (Wekusta 26 ?). Résultat inconnu (13h50).

30/12/39

Gladiator N5900

Patrouille Saint-Inglevert (13h35 – 14h30)

14/01/40

Gladiator N2306

Patrouille Arras (15h10 – 15h50)

09/03/40

Gladiator N5900

Patrouille Saint-Inglevert (14h05 – 15h35)

10/03/40

Gladiator N2306

Patrouille Boulogne (7 600 mètres) (11h40 – 12h20)

10/03/40

Gladiator N5900

Patrouille Saint-Inglevert (14h40 – 16h00)

11/03/40

Gladiator N5580

Patrouille Saint-Inglevert (13h05 – 14h25)

12/03/40

Gladiator N5900

Patrouille Saint-Inglevert (11h35 – 12h50)

12/03/40

Gladiator N5587

Patrouille Saint-Inglevert (15h20 – 16h15)

18/03/40

Gladiator N5586

Patrouille Saint-Inglevert (durée : 01h10)

20/03/40

Gladiator N2303

Patrouille Saint-Inglevert (durée : 01h20)

21/03/40

Gladiator N5577

Patrouille Saint-Inglevert (00h40)

22/03/40

Gladiator N5577

Patrouille Dunkerque – 6 000 mètres (00h25)

22/03/40

Gladiator N5900

Patrouille Saint-Inglevert (00h40)

 

 

Revendication

29/12/39

13h50

1 He.111 (Wekusta 26 ?)

Combat aérien (4 miles S.O. Douvres).

Résultat inconnu.

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