Losses, accidents, incidents and incidents at No.615 (County of Surrey) Squadron

11/09/39

Pilot    Officer Anthony St.C. Rose

Gladiator K7987

KIFA

Night Training, Bletchingly

21/09/39

Pilot Officer John R. Lloyd

Gladiator K8044

 

Damaged by taxiing  ; Croydon

01/10/39

Pilot Officer John C.M. Hanbury

Gladiator N2314

KIFA

Night Training  ; Beare Green – Dorking

23/10/39

Flying Officer Leonid Ereminsky

Gladiator N5585

(KW-S)

 

Engine problem  ; Croydon

25/10/39

Pilot Officer Stanley M. Wickham

Gladiator N2312

(KW-M)

 

Engine problem  ; Croydon

19/12/39

Pilot Officer Stanley M. Wickham

Gladiator N5582

KIFA

Patrol Saint-Inglevert — Boulogne (13 h 15 – 13 h 40).

Killed when his aircraft strikes off the landing and crashes to the ground.

02/01/40

Pilot Officer David J. Looker

Pilot Officer Thomas C. Jackson

Miles Magister

 

Vitry-en-Artois — Saint-Inglevert.

Forced landing at dusk, près de Vitry-en-Artois.

03/01/40

Flying Officer John R.H. Gayner

Gladiator (N5583 ?)

 

Damaged (tail wheel) following a landing (rupture pipe oil) during a training ; Crécy-en-Ponthieu.

21/01/40

Aircraftman Henry Clemson

 

Death

Disease.

04/03/40

Pilot Officer Ralph Roberts

Gladiator N2303

 

Patrol Saint-Inglevert – Boulogne (Patrol Line A).

Engine Problem (08h30).

06/03/40

Aircraftman 1st Class Reginald E. Parfitt

 

Death

Fall in a canal, during the night, near Vitry-en-Artois.

12/03/40

Pilot Officer David J. Looker

Gladiator N5586

 

Patrol Saint-Inglevert – Dunkerque (Patrol Line B).

Engine Problem (12h10)

10/05/40

Leading Aircraftman Alan Brooks

 

Injured

Hand burns during the bombing of the Le Touquet aerodrome.

10/05/40

 

Three Hawker Hurricane Mk I

 

Damaged during the bombing of the Le Touquet aerodrome[1].

12/05/40

Flying Officer Levin Fredman

Hawker Hurricane Mk I

KIA

Patrol over Belgium.

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

13/05/40

Flight Lieutnant Leslie T.W. Thornley

Hawker Hurricane Mk I

 

Damaged by ground fire, during the escort of a Bristol Blenheim Mk IV (L8866 ?) of No.18 (RAF) Squadron over the Albert Canal. Around 06 :45.

13/05/40

Flying Officer Peter N. Murton-Neale

Hawker Hurricane Mk I L2035

KIA

Patrol sector Namur. Fight with Bf 110. Probably shot down and killed by Leutnant Richard Marchfelder of Stab II./ZG 1

15/05/40

Flying Officer Hedley N. Fowler

Hawker Hurricane Mk I P2622

POW

Escort Bristol Blenheim over Dinant. Fight with Bf 109. Probably claim by Oberleutnant Franz Eckerle (3./JG76).

[1] According to John Foreman, the three Hawker Hurricanes are destroyed. FOREMAN, John. Fighter Command War Diaries (September 1939 to September 1940). Air Research Publications, 1996, p. 53 and 54; While Brian Cull reported a single repairable. CULL, Brian; LANDER, Bruce; WEISS, Heinrich. Twelve Days in May. Grub Street, 1999. p.44.

 

 

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