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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
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: comprehensive listing of artworks 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 Comprehensive site on Belgian aircrew

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#Name (↑)First NamesRankService No.Air ForceCountry of Origin* (↑)SquadronsAwardsAircraft (↑)VictoriesFate in BattleFate After BattleDateOfDeathNotesPhoto
1 SquierJohn William Copous 'Johnnie'Sgt (later Flt Lt)125762RAFBritish64 Sqd

72 Sqd

603 Sqd

141 Sqd

QCVSA (Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the Air

SpitfireWIADied2006-01-30Joined 64 Sqd at Kenley on the 28 July 1940. Injured 8 August 1940 when force landed Spitfire I (P9369) at Great Couldham at 11:10. Bounced by Hauptmann Hans Troutloft flying a Bf 109 from III Gruppe of JG51. Forced-landing at Great Cauldham, Capel-le-Ferne. Canterbury Hosptial with injuries including a fractured right arm and jaw, as well as shock. Transferred to Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, Squier underwent plastic surgery there, becoming a Guinea Pig. Discharged from hospital on 14 November 1940 and rejoined 64 Sqd at Hornchurch. Posted to 72 Sqd at Coltishall 22 November, joined 603 Sqd at Drem on 20 December and moved to 141 Sqd at Gravesend on the 30 December 1940. Left 141 on 27 February 1941 to become a test pilot. Commissioned from Warrant Officer in June 1942. 30 August 1946 released from the RAF as a Flight Lieutenant. 1 September 1946 Squier became a test pilot with English Electric and later BAC. First pilot to eject above speed of sound, remarkably surviving at sea in dinghy for 30 hours. He was testing the Lightning at the extreme limits when the plane completely disintegrated around him, leaving him flying supersonically in an intact ejection seat. He had to use manual methods to extract himself from the seat before deploying his chute, the first time this had ever been done.
Johnny Squier Obituary

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