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RAF Battle of Britain Consolidated Database
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NOTE: KIA = Killed In Action. WIA = Wounded In Action. KIFA = Killed in Flying Accident. = Jewish as per jewishvirtuallibrary.org
Fate In Battle is date of incident between July 10 1940 and October 31 1940. Fate After Battle is date of death after the Battle



The Battle of Britain clasp (worn on the 1939-45 Star – or a silver gilt rosette if medal ribbons only are worn) is restricted to aircrew from 71 defined units
of RAF Fighter Command, Coastal Command or the Fleet Air Arm, who flew at least one operational sortie between 00:01 July 10 1940 and 23:59 October 31 1940.

To see a larger database covering the entirety of WWll, refer to our Allied Losses and Incidents database. This database is the result of research into all known sources of information on the crews which fought the Battle of Britain on the Allied side. It is surprising that for the most significant air battle of WW2, and even after 80+ years, there remains any uncertainty at all about who took part and in some cases, what they did. We have made it our objective to develop this database into a most comprehensive and accurate record which brings to life those heroic deeds. You can help: send corrections and additional information via our Helpdesk.
We believe this database to be among the most useful records extant in terms of its searchability: for example, it is easy to determine all Blenheim crews, or losses on a specific date or the members of a particular squadron.

Readers are referred to the following sites which we have used to cross-check information and we acknowledge and thank them as respected sources for some of the material in this database:
VintageWings.ca: comprehensive listing of artworks
bbm.org: Comprehensive listing of RAF personnel and service records
Wikipedia: Life stories of leading pilots and crew
AircrewRemembered Paradie Canadian Archive Database: 45,000 Service Records of RCAF personnel
AircrewRemembered Allied Losses and Incidents Database: Covering 120,000+ Allied aircrew 1939 - 1945
AircrewRemembered Archiwum: specialist database with details of Polish personnel (in Polish)
AircrewRemembered Kracker Luftwaffe Archive: 31,000 Luftwaffe pilot and crew details
AircrewRemembered LOST: Rob Philips Memorial Archive: Dutch losses in Europe
bel-memorial.org: Comprehensive site on Belgian aircrew

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#Name (↑)First NamesRankService No.Air ForceCountry of Origin* (↑)SquadronsAwardsAircraft (↑)VictoriesFate in BattleFate After BattleDateOfDeathNotesPhoto
1 FloodFredrick WilliamFlt Lt37582RAFAustralian32 Sqd

235 Sqd

Blenheim Z5725MIA1940-09-11Born Roma, Queensland, Australia 18 March 1915. Flying training with the RAAF at Point Cook 1935. Sailed for England in January 1936. 6 March 1936 Flood to 32 Sqd at Biggin Hill. To 8 Sqd at Khormaksar, Aden on 24 October 1936. PA to the AOC British Forces in Aden on 4 April 1938. When 235 Sqd was formed at Manston October 1939, he became Flight Commander. Frederick joined 235 Squadron at Detling on 1 June 1940 as a Flight Commander. No sooner had he arrived when he was out on patrol over Goodwin Sands–Calais–Dunkirk. He sighted a Heinkel 111 three miles off Dunkirk, which was being attacked by AA fire. Frederick also fired on it but it escaped into cloud in the direction of Dunkirk after two rear gunners were silenced. Frederick carried out many patrols and escort operations over the following weeks. On 21 August, while on an escort of reconnaissance aircraft he shot a Henshel 126 into the sea off Le Havre. Three days later, during a fighter patrol during an air raid at Thorney Island, he was on the receiving end of a ‘friendly’ attack: his Blenheim was damaged when Hurricanes of 1 Sqd (RCAF) attacked it over Thorney Island. There was only limited damage to Frederick’s Blenheim and he and his crew were safe but the crew of another were not as lucky and perished (the body of one was recovered from the sea riddled with bullets) and another Blenheim crashed on landing. It was the Canadian's first operational sortie. 11 September 1940 he led six Blenheims of 235 on an escort operation for FAA Albacores attacking Calais. They were attacked by Me109's and Flood's aircraft, Z5725, was shot down. Flood and his crew, P/O NB Shorrocks and Sgt. BR Sharp, were all reported 'Missing'. As is usual when someone is missing in action, the final presumption of death is deferred on the off chance the airman has been taken prisoner of war. And until the final presumption, the family could not claim his personal effects or prove a will. (As it happened, Frederick did not have a will.) Frederick’s presumption of death was published on 2 July 1941. But his effects did not come quickly. In a great blow to his family who hoped to have tangible reminders of their son and brother, all of Frederick Flood’s personal effects were lost in transit due to enemy action (they were onboard the SS Ceramic which was hit by torpedoes fired from U-515 on the night of 6 December 1942) but it was some months before they were informed of this. (thanks for some material from a blog posted by Kristen Alexander)

Flying escort to Fairey Albacores from the Fleet Air Arm on a raid on Calais at 17:30hrs. 1940-09-11 Blenheim IV-f (Z5725) shotdown. F/Lt F.W.Flood and his crew all died on the mission (N.B.Shorrocks & B.R.Sharp). Runnymede Panel 4 Also Blenheim IV-f (L9396) shot down by a Bf 109.

Archive Report Blenheim L9396


2 SharpBruce RobertsonSgt62818RAFVRBritish235 Sqd

BlenheimMIA1940-09-11Flying escort to Fairey Albacores 1940-09-11 in Blenheim IV-f (L9396). Albacores from the Fleet Air Arm on a raid on Calais at 17:30hrs. Blenheim IV-f (L9396) was shot down by a Bf 109. F/Lt F.W.Flood and his crew all died on the mission (N.B.Shorrocks & B.R.Sharp). Runnymede Panel 19
3 ShorrocksNorman BasilPlt Off78265RAFVRBritish235 Sqd

BlenheimMIA1940-09-11Flying escort to Fairey Albacores 1940-09-11 in Blenheim IV-f (L9396). Albacores from the Fleet Air Arm on a raid on Calais at 17:30hrs. Blenheim IV-f (L9396) was shot down by a Bf 109. F/Lt F.W.Flood and his crew all died on the mission (N.B.Shorrocks & B.R.Sharp). Runnymede Panel 10

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