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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.

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Wikipedia: Life stories of leading pilots and crew
AircrewRemembered Paradie Canadian Archive Database: 45,000 Service Records of RCAF personnel
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AircrewRemembered Kracker Luftwaffe Archive: 31,000 Luftwaffe pilot and crew details
AircrewRemembered LOST: Rob Philips Memorial Archive: Dutch losses in Europe
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1701 MainAlistair David WilliamsSgt748115RAFVRBritish249 Sqd

HurricaneKIA1940-07-16Dundee Crematorium Age 22
1702 MainHedley RonaldSgt751420RAFVRBritish25 Sqd

BlenheimKIA1941-08-27Runnymede Panel 37
1703 Maitland-WalkerWilford HughFlt Lt70707RAFVRBritish65 Sqd

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SpitfireSurvived war28th September 1969 SpainBorn in London England 15 June 1909. Commissioned in the Reserve of RAF Officers in August 1934. He was awarded his 'A' Flying Licence on 10th December 1934 and also flew gliders. Transferred to RAFVR in January 1938. Full-time service on 18 September 1939. With 65 Sqd at Hornchurch in July 1940. On 5 August 1940 in combat over the Channel with Me109s in Spitfire P9436 his fuel tank was hit, and he was also wounded in a shoulder and foot and covered in petrol. Glided to Manston and force-landed. After treatment in hospital, rejoined 65 Sqd at Turnhouse in Scotland in the convoy escort role. To 6 OTU Sutton Bridge for flying instructor duties. Promoted to Squadron Leader on 1 December 1941. Later at Fighter Command HQ helped develop the radar control of fighters. At Bentley Priory in 1944 he was on duty when the first V-1 'Doodlebug' was logged and had to relay this information immediately to Winston Churchill. Mention in Despatches 8 June 1944. CO of Evere airfield in Belgium as a Wing Commander. Later commanded Hamburg airfield. Released from the RAF in January 1946. Applied and was offered a permanent commission in October 1946. He served at the Ministry until 1948 when he was posted to RAF Gutersloh. In 1952 he was back at Bentley Priory before in 1954 being appointed Air Attache Budapest, Hungary as a Group Captain. Retiring on 15th June 1956

1704 MakinsArthur EdwardFSgt47579British247 Sqd

GladiatorDiedBorn Thetford, Norfolk 1915; Commissioned December 1941
1705 MalanAdolph 'Sailor'Flt Lt (later Grp Cpt)South African74 Sqd (CO)

DSO & Bar

DFC & Bar

Croix de Guerre (Belgium)

War Cross (Czech)

Legion d'Honneur

Croix de Guerre (France)

Spitfire32Died1963-12-17Served in Merchant Navy before joining RAF in 1935. Joined 74 Squadron in 1936 on Gauntlets from Hornchurch. Flight commander flying Spitfire September 1939. First victory 21 May 1940 over Dunkirk. Dar to DFC for destroying two Heinkel 111s at night. Stern disciplinarian, his 'Ten Rules of Air Fighting' were circulated within Fighter Command. By end of 1940 he scored 18 victories and received the DSO. Early 1941 became Wing Leader of Biggin Hill squadrons. Undertook sweeps and escort missions over France. June Malan destroyed nine Bf 109s. When his score was 32, taken off flying. Retired from the RAF and returned to South Africa.


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1706 MalengrauRoger Fernand Fulgeance GhislainePlt OffBelgian87 Sqd

Croix de Guerre (Belgium)

CBE

HurricaneDied

Belgium Aircrew Losses
1707 MalesErnest EdwardPlt Off82661RAFVRBritish72 Sqd

SpitfireKIA1940-09-27Baled out safely 4 September 1940 at 13:15hrs. Spitfire I (R6971) shot down by a Bf 110 over Hartfield, Sussex. Made forced landing in Spitfire I (K9841) 10 September 1940 at 17:30hrs after being damaged in combat. Baled out of Spitfire I (X4340) 27 September 1940 at 09:40hrs and was killed, shot down by a Bf 109 over Sevenoaks in Kent. New Southgate Cemetery Age 20

1708 MalinowskiBronisławSgtP-3036PAFPolish43 Sqd

Virtuti Militari

DFC

Krzyz Walecznych (x4)

Medal Lotniczy (x3)

Wound Badge
HurricaneSurvived war1982-05-01Joined RAF after fighting the Germans in Poland and France and flew Hurricane with 43 Sqd during the Battle of Britain
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1709 MalińskiJan LeonardPlt OffP-1286PAFPolish302 Sqd Polish
Krzyz Walecznych (x4)

Medal Lotniczy (x3)

Wound Badge
Hurricane2Died2006-06-02After 1939 campaign, deported to a prisoner-of-war camp, he escaped on March 28, 1940 and managed to get to France and later to England. From 01.07. until October 31, 1940, he actively participated in the Battle of Britain in 302 Sqd, later until 1942. and then moved to 307 Sqd until 1943. Sent to operate radar on a British cruiser from September 1943 to August 1945. In 1945/46 he flew in 229 Group India TC. He shot down two planes. Died in Ostrzeszów Wlkp. Age 89
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1710 MallettRonald SpencerSgt (later F/O)158594RAFVRBritish29 Sqd

DFC
BlenheimKIA1944-06-28Eindhoven Woensel General Cemetery Holland
1711 MaloneyTBritish85 Sqd

Hurricane
1712 MalyJaroslav MPlt Off (later W/C)81909RAFVRCzech310 Sqd Czech

Hurricane1KIA1941-06-05Brookwood Military Cemetery

1713 MamedoffAndrew B 'Andy'Plt Off (later Flt Lt)81621RAFVRAmerican609 Sqd

SpitfireKIA1941-10-08American signed originally to fight for Finland against Russia, but arrived in Europe too late for that war. After a spell in France, he came to England on the last ship from the port of St Jean-de-Luz and joined the RAF. July 5 went to 7 OTU Hawarden. Sent to 609 Sqd 8 August 1940. Operational 16 August on his first patrol encountered the enemy. Combat during August - September, before transferring 18 September 1940 to help form 71 Sqd 'Eagle' Squadron at Kirton-in-Lindsey. On 8 October 1941, Mamedoff was flying with 133 Sqd on a standard transit flight from Fowlmere Airfield to RAF Eglinton in Northern Ireland in Hurricane Z3781. The wreckage of his plane was found near Maughold on the Isle of Man and it is thought that he crashed due to poor weather conditions. His body was later recovered for burial at Brookwood Military Cemetery Brookwood Military Cemetery England

L-R: Eugene Tobin, Vernon Keogh, Andy Mamedoff at Church Fenton October 1940

1714 MangerKennethPlt Off70867RAFBritish17 Sqd
HurricaneMIA1940-08-11Shot down on June 1 1940. On 11 August 1940 shot down and killed in Hurricane I by Bf 110 off the East Coast at 11:50hrs. Runnymede Age 23
1715 MannH JackieSgt127025British64 Sqd

92 Sqd
SpitfireWIADiedShot at by Bf 109s on 9 August 1940. He had a cannon shell jammed in the control column of his Spitfire I but managed to land rather heavily at Kenley with some burns.
1716 MannHarold JohnPlt Off42247British1 Sqd

Hurricane
1717 Mansel-LewisJohnPlt Off (later F/O)42248RAFBritish92 Sqd
SpitfireKIA1941-04-04Kranji War Cemetery
1718 MansfeldMiroslav JanSgt (later Sqd Ldr)787518 69453RAFVRCzech111 Sqd

68 Sqd

DSO

DFC

AFC
Hurricane10Died1991-10-22Escaped and came to Britain when the Germans invaded his home country. Became a Squadron Leader later in the war. Died London
1719 MansfieldBernard MartinSgt749519RAFVRBritish236 Sqd

BlenheimKIA1941-02-05Runnymede Panel 48 Age 21
1720 MansfieldDavid ErnestSgtRAFVRBritish236 Sqd

Blenheim2003Joined 236 Squadron at St. Eval on 24th August 1940. He carried out fifty operational sorties with the squadron before his tour finished in early April 1941.
1721 MantonEdwardSgt810081RAF AAFBritish610 Sqd

SpitfireKIA1940-08-29Shot down and killed 29 August 1940 in his Spitfire I over Mayfield at 16:00hrs. Hawkhurst Cemetery England Age 25

1722 MantonGraham Ashley LeonardSqd Ldr (later W/C)32050British56 Sqd

Hurricane3Took command of 56 Sqd in early July,1940. Destroyed 3 enemy before the end of the month. Early September he was promoted to Wing Commander at Manston.
1723 MarchandRoy AchillePlt Off42070RAFBritish73 Sqd

HurricaneKIA1940-09-15Battle for France on 13 May 1940, crash landed Hurricane I (L1673) near Bethenville after combat with Bf 110s and Do 1's. Shot down and killed 15 September in Hurricane I (P3865) by Bf 109 over Maidstone at 1220 hours. Bromley Hill Cemetery England

1724 MarcinkowskiMieczysław SSgt780491PAFPolish151 Sqd

501 Sqd

Medal Lotniczy

MIA1940-11-01Archiwum Database

1725 MarekFrantisekSgt787975RAFVRCzech310 Sqd Czech

19 Sqd

Hurricane/SpitfireKIA1940-09-14Killed 14 September 1940 at 16:20hrs. Crashed Spitfire I (R6625) near to Orsett, Essex, possibly oxygen failure. Eastbrookend Dagenham Cemetery Age 27

1726 MarlandRainford GentSgt62657British222 Sqd

MiD ( x2)

SpitfireKIA
1727 MarrsEric SimcoxPlt Off (later F/O)33572RAFBritish152 Sqd

DFC
SpitfireKIA1941-07-24First solo in a Gloster Gladiator in March 1940. Started to fly Spitfires April 1940. On 17 September 1940 landed at Colerne with engine seized having been hit in the oil cooler by return fire from a Ju 88 at 14.00hrs. Unhurt and the aircraft was repairable. On 25 September 1940 returned to base with slight damage following combat over Bristol at 11.45hrs unhurt. On 27 September 1940 Spitfire damaged by return fire from a Ju 88 of 3(F)/123 shot down west of Bristol at 9.30hrs. Made a forced landing on 30 September 1940 after attacking some He 111s escorted by Bf 110s. He had been caught in the crossfire during attack on Heinkels over Portland 16.45hrs, one bullet went through his windscreen and another hit a petrol tap in front of the joystick. Managed to set it down with only one wheel down. The aircraft repairable and used again. DFC. Died 24 July 1941 shot down on an escort in Spitfire IIa (P7881) Brest Kerfautras Cemetery France Age 20

1728 MarshEdward HowardSgt156314British152 Sqd

Spitfire
1729 MarshHenry JamesSgt562584RAFBritish238 Sqd

HurricaneMIA1940-08-13Shot down and killed in Hurricane I (P3177) off Portland 13 August 1940, at 16:30hrs. Runnymede

See entry for Allgood. It is also of interest to note that Allgood's Hurricane P2827 had been previously damaged in its starboard wing in combat over Portland at 10.40am on Sunday 11th August 1940. The pilot then was Sergeant Henry J. Marsh who returned the aircraft to base and was unhurt. 13 August he was posted ‘missing in action’ in combat over Portland. He was twenty-seven years old.

1730 MarshWilliam CharlesSgt119521British236 Sqd

Blenheim
1731 MarshallAlfred ErnestSgt47124British73 Sqd

25 Sqd

DFC

DFM

Hurricane17 + 1 xV1KIABorn in Portsmouth in 1915. Educated at Worcester Royal Grammar School. Joined RAF in January 1931 as an Aircraft Apprentice and passed out in December 1933. Applied for pilot training and was selected. 6 OTU Sutton Bridge in late April 1940. Converting to Hurricanes joined 73 Sqd in France on 13 May. Shared a He111 on 19 May, a Do17 destroyed on 11 June. Withdrawn to Church Fenton on 18 June. Probably destroyed a Me110 on 7th September in Hurricane, P3863, severely damaged. Forced-landing near Dammerwick Farm, Burnham in Essex after his engine failed. Slightly injured. Posted to the Middle East November 1940 on HMS Furious, flying off the carrier at Takoradi on 29 November. To Heliopolis via Lagos, Accra, Kano, Maidugari, Khartoum, Wadi Haifa and Abu Sueir. During December the pilots were attached to 274 Squadron in the Western Desert. Shot down two SM79's on 16 December on an offensive patrol over Bardia. 3rd January 1941 Marshall found five SM79's bombing HMS Terror nine miles north-east of Bardia. He shot two down, forced a third to crash-land in the sea and damaged a fourth. In the afternoon, he joined the CO and F/O JE Storrar in destroying eight enemy aircraft on a landing ground. On 5th January Marshall shot down a SM79, on 5th February he again joined the CO and Storrar in destroying another eight enemy aircraft on the ground, this time at Benina. On 9th April Marshall downed a Ju87 destroyed and a Fiat G50 probably destroyed, on the 11th and 22nd two G50's destroyed and on the 23rd a Ju87 and a Me109 destroyed. After this engagement, he landed to refuel and was shot up on the ground and wounded. Marshall left the squadron in May and was awarded the DFM 6th June 1941. Commissioned in August 1941, he returned to operations in April 1942, joining 250 Sqd at Sidi Heneish. On 26 June 1942 he shared a Me109, on 5th July he destroyed a Me109, on the 8th a Ju87, on the 19th a Ju52 and damaged a Ju87 and on the 20th damaged a Ju88 on the ground. Finished his second tour on 1st August 1942 and was posted to 51 OTU Cranfield to instruct. DFC 6th October 1942. In July 1944 he joined 25 Sqd at Coltishall. He shot down at least one V1 and during the night of 6th/7th October 1944 he destroyed a He111 over the North Sea. The aircraft was equipped to launch V1s. On 27th November 1944 Mosquito NF30 MT472 was aloft from Castle Camps on an air test. In a steep dive the aircraft was seen to break up in the air. Marshall and his radar operator F/O CA Allen were killed. Commemorated Hitchin Cemetery England
1732 MarshallJames Eglington 'Nigger'Fg Off (later Sqd Ldr)70809British85 Sqd

DFC
HurricaneKIA1942-04-18 Age 23A veteran survivor of France as well as the Battle. 18 August 1940 took off without orders from Debden, coming back late he apologised for damaging the wing of his Hurricane. Ran out of ammunition and rammed a Heinkel 111 of III Gruppe from JG 53 off Southend at 18:00hrs. Maidstone Cemetery England



1733 MarshallJEPOBritish79 Sqd

HurricaneBaled out Hurricane I (V6624) over Smarden, Kent 30 August 1940 after attacking a Heinkel He 111 and hit by return fire. Unhurt.
1734 MarshallJohn VictorPlt Off83286British232 Sqd

DFC
HurricaneDied
1735 MarshallThomas BrianSgt (later Sqd Ldr)102085RAFVRBritish235 Sqd

39 Sqd

DFC
BlenheimSurvived war1975 LondonBorn 17 November 1914 Bognor Regis England. Joined RAFVR July 1937 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up 1 September 1939. Joined 235 Sqd at Bircham Newton on 19 September 1940. Commissioned in July 1941. Probably the P/O TB Marshall who joined 54 OTU at Church Fenton from CFS Upavon on 17th December 1941 as a flying instructor. DFC 20th April 1945 as an Acting Squadron Leader with 39 Sqd Boston Marauders from Biferno, Italy. Released from the RAF in 1945.
1736 MarshallThomas RobsonSgt611372RAFBritish219 Sqd

218 Sqd

BlenheimKIA29 June 1941Joined the RAF in April 1938 as an Aircrafthand. He later remustered as an Airman u/t Air Gunner. Joined 219 Sqd at Catterick in August 1940. Killed on 29th June 1941 as a Flight Sergeant with 218 Sqd in Wellington IC T2806 HA-T from Marham, Norfolk, failed to return from an operation to Bremen. Also lost were P/O FE Bryant, P/O EE Ellner, Sgt. DC Smallbone, Sgt. JJ Jordan, Sgt. AER Barton Commemorated Becklingen War Cemetery, Soltau, Germany.
1737 MarslandGuyPlt Off41940British245 Sqd 253 SqdHurricaneDied

1738 MarstonKenneth JohnPlt Off83715RAFVRBritish56 Sqd

Hurricane4KIA1940-12-12Completed training just before joining 56 Sqd 28 July 1940. In the last week of August he destroyed 3 Bf 109s and added a Bf 110 in late September. 30 September 1940 shot down over Bournmouth and crash-landed Hurricane I (P2866), wounded at 11:30hrs. On 12 December 1940 while circling to land another aircraft's propeller struck his tail. He crashed and was killed, Stivichall St James Churchyard Age 22
1739 MartinASgtBritish264 Sqd

Defiant

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1740 MartinAlan WilliamPlt Off78254British235 Sqd

502 Sqd

DFC

Air Efficiency

BlenheimSurvived warBorn 1914 in Bounds Green, London England. Joined RAFVR in February 1939 as an Airman u/t Observer. Called up 1 September 1939. Training at 5 BGS Jurby. Commissioned and joined 235 Sqd on 1st April 1940. Posted to 502 (Ulster) Sqd of Coastal Command operating Liberators. In F/O A van Rossum’s crew on 30 July 1943, they surprised a surface group of three U-boats. Although hit by return fire from the submarine's deck guns, they bombed and sank U-461 and U-462. The third boat, U-504, dived but was later sunk by a navy patrol summoned by radio by the aircraft. DFC 7 December 1943) Left RAF in 1945 as a Squadron Leader. Joined RAFVR May 1948 and received Air Efficiency Award in August 1948.
1741 MartinJohn ClaverleyFg OffNew Zealander257 Sqd

HurricaneMIA
1742 MartinASgt (later Flt Lt)264 Sqd

Defiant

Wikipedia discussion of Defiant tactics
2Served with 264 Sqd during the Battle of Britain as an Air Gunner. Reference to him in ORB is on 1st July 1940. On 24th August 1940, flying with P/O EG Barwell, Martin shot down a Me109. During the night of 10th/11th April 1941, again with Barwell, he shot down a He111 and probably another. Last known sortie was made on 15 July 1941. No further information has come to hand so far.
1743 MaslenThomas ArthurSgt615059RAFBritish235 Sqd

BlenheimKIA1941-10-25 Age 25Born Bath England. Joined RAF in July 1938 as as an Aircrafthand. Remustered as a WOp/AG. Posted to 235 Sqd on Blenheims July 1940. On night Patrol 1940-08-17 in Blenheim I (N3540). Overshot on landing at Thorney Island and crashed. Written off but all the crew (S J Hobbs H W Ricketts & T A Maslen) were unhurt. Killed 25 October 1941 aged 25 when serving with 8 AACU at Pengam Moor, Somerset. A Magister I, T9831 flown by Sgt. R Bedkowski flew into the ground near North Petherton in Somerset. Both men were killed. Buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery.

1744 MasonWilliamSgt745149British235 Sqd

BlenheimKIA1941-02-14

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Born York England. Joined RAFVR March 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up 1 September 1939. Joined 235 Sqd on Blenheims from Bircham Newton 2 October 1940. Killed 14 February 1941 in Blenheim IV Z5970 LA-L. Flew into the ground near Great Croxton, Norfolk and caught fire on return from a night navigation exercise. There was some evidence of damage by enemy fire. Sgt. NM Stanger (RNZAF) and Sgt. VC Pond were also killed. York Cemetery England



1745 MasseyKennethSgt115600British248 Sqd

Blenheim
1746 MatherJohn RomneyPlt Off78976RAFVRBritish66 Sqd

SpitfireKIA1940-1027On patrol 18 September 1940. Baled out of Spitfire I (R6925) in combat over the Thames Estuary at 17:00hrs. Ifield St Margaret Churchyard Crawley England Age 25

1747 MathersJames WAC21003686British29 Sqd

23 Sqd

Blenheim
1748 MathesonGeoffrey CharlesFlt Lt39363British222 Sqd

SpitfireWIAKIA1943-08-24Wounded 30 August 1940 at 18:10hrs. Spitfire I (P9443) written off and he was seriously wounded in combat with a Bf 109 over Sittingbourne, Kent. Runnymede Panel 118
1749 MathewsKennethPlt Off82954British23 Sqd

KIA
1750 MatthewsHenry GeorgeSgt (later Sqd Ldr)49220 (commissioned: 647815)RAFBritish236 Sqd

DFM

BlenheimDFM Citation: "On 5th March 1941, Sergeant Matthews was Air Gunner in a Blenheim aircraft flown by Flt. Lt. MacArthur. Half a mile West of Fastnet Rock off the south coast of Ireland, two Heinkel 111 aircraft were encountered and attacked. During the ensuing fight, Sergeant Matthews was severely wounded in the left shoulder. Despite this injury, he continued to man his turret and during the return flight of 30 minutes, Sergeant Matthews was continuously in touch with his base by Wireless Transmission. This N.C.O. was mainly responsible for the safe return of the aircraft."

Henry George Matthews was born on 30 Jan 1920 and enlisted with the Royal Air Force in June 1939 as an Aircraft Hand. He trained as a Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, posted to 236 Squadron, one of the two Coastal Command Squadrons that participated in the Battle of Britain in 3-seater Bristol Blenheims. The Operations Record Book records a flight on 6 Nov 1940 at 11:00: "Aircraft took off to shadow enemy convoy reported heading for Brest. At 12:10 hours, 1 Destroyer and 4 D/Vs sighted 10 miles south of Ushant. Whilst shadowing convoy, sighted 1 He155 20 miles N.W. of Ushant and attacked. On second burst of fire from front guns, the rear gunner of enemy aircraft ceased firng. Three more quarter attacks were made and the rear gunner of own aircraft fired 150 rounds into the vicinity of the pilot's cockpit. Enemy aircraft dived into cloud apparently out of control 5 miles west of Brest, but no further trace of it could be seen. All action took place at 2000 to 3000 feet. Matthews was commissioned Pilot Officer on 6 Aug 1942, promoted to Flt. Lt. on 4 June 1944 and Sqn. Ldr. 8 Sep 1948. In 1963, Matthews was made Station Commander of of the USAAF 81st Tactical Fighter Wing at RAF Brentwaters until he retired on 30 Jan 1969.

1751 MatthewsHenry Key FieldingFg Off40551British54 Sqd

603 Sqd

Spitfire1KIA1940-10-07Claimed one victory during the Battle of Britain. Shot down flying with 603 Sqd in Spitfire I (N3109) by Bf 109s of JG 26 over Kent and was killed 7 October 1940 at 10:45hrs. Beckenham Cemetery and Crematorium England Age 28

1752 MatthewsIan WalterSgt102092British64 Sqd

SpitfireKIA
1753 MaxwellDavid AlexanderPlt Off84962British611 Sqd

603 Sqd

SpitfireKIA
1754 MaxwellHugh LockhartSqd Ldr25046British600 Sqd (CO)600 Sqd

Blenheim
1755 MaxwellMHCPOBritish56 Sqd

SpitfireOn Operation Dynamo shot down by Belgian AA. fire in May 1940 whilst chasing a He 111. During the Battle he crash landed Hurricane I (R4117) near Hearne Bay 28 August 1940 at 13:10hrs. Attacked by Bf 109, uninjured. 30 September 1940 crash landed Hurricane I (L1764) on Chesil Beach after being bounced by Bf 109s at 17:00hrs.
1756 MaxwellWalterSgt967872RAFVRBritish264 Sqd

Defiant

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MIA1940-08-26Killed 26 August 1940, baled out Defiant I (L7025) (he was a gunner), off Herne Bay at 12:30hrs. Attacked by Bf 109. Pilot F/O I.R.Stephenson was injured. Runnymede Panel 17
1757 MayLeonard DawsonSgtBritish601 Sqd

MIA
1758 MayersHoward ClivePlt Off77976RAFVRAustralian601 Sqd

DFC
HurricaneMIA1942-07-20 Age 32Shot down over Portland 13 August 1940 at 12:15. Baled out of Hurricane I (P2690) with slight shrapnel wounds, escued by a Motor Torpedo Boat. 7 October 1940 injured when force landed Hurricane I (R4218) at 14:05hrs after combat with a Bf 110 over Portland. DFC After the Battle in what was called the 'Shooting Season' he was shot down again. This time by famous German fighter ace Werner Mölders of JG 51 off Deal, Kent on the 4 May 1941. Baled out of Hurricane II (Z3087), picked up unhurt. Alamein Memorial Column 247


1759 MayhewPaul FrancisFg Off (later Flt Lt)74336RAFBritish79 Sqd

HurricaneKIA1942-02-19Force landed Hurricane X (P5178) in Ireland 29 September 1940. Some damage to his aircraft during combat with He 111s over the Irish Sea at 18:30hrs. Aircraft was impounded and later used by the Irish Air Corps. Birmingham Perry Bar Crematorium Right Hand Column Age 22
1760 MayneErnestWO46329British74 Sqd
AFC

SpitfireDiedFlew with 74 Sqd until 11 August 1940. 40 years old and probably the only RFC pilot to fly Spitfires in the Battle. On this day he blacked out in a tight turn and his aircraft fell from 24,000ft to about 4,000. His ears suffered damage and it was his last sortie.
1761 McAdamJohnSgt748076RAFVRBritish41 Sqd

HurricaneKIA1941-02-20Baled out Spitfire I (N3118) off Dover on 24 September 1940 after combat at 13:45hrs. Rescued from the Channel. Born Gillingham, Kent, 21 March 1919 Buried in Island Magee Ballyharry Cemetery, County Antrim
1762 McAdamWilliam DavidSgt519802RAFBritish23 Sqd

BlenheimKIA1941-09-01Adagem Canadian War Cemetery Belgium Age 26
1763 McAllSVPOBritish607 Sqd

1764 McAllisterP JAC1005245British23 Sqd

29 Sqd

Blenheim
1765 McArthurJames Henry GordonFlt Lt37925British238 Sqd

609 Sqd

DFC
Spitfire910KIFA1961-05McArthur was posted to 238 Squadron at Middle Wallop as a Flight Commander in June 1940, having become a Flight Lieutenant on 11th May, before joining 609 at Middle Wallop as ‘B’ Flight Commander on 1st August 1940 under S/Ldr. Darley. On 8 August 1940 in Spitfire R6977 destroyed two Ju87s off the Isle of Wight, a Bf 110 on 11 August 15 miles SSE of Swanage. In R6977 he claimed a probable Bf 110 on the 12 August and a Bf 109 on 13 August. 15 August he destroyed two Bf 110s in R6769. Another Bf 110 destroyed 25 August flying Spitfire X4165 and on 7 September he destroyed a Do17. A further Do17 destroyed on the 15 September in Spitfire R6979. After this action he suffered an oxygen failure at 25,000ft. Attacked by Bf 109s he lost consciousness and came to just in time to pull out of a high-speed dive at a low altitude. The damage to his ears needed treatment but before this he destroyed a Bf 110 on 25 September. McArthur had to hand over command of ‘B’ Flight to F/Lt. J Dundas because of his ears damage, after which he was not allowed to fly above 5,000 feet and in consequence was not able to return to operations. DFC 22 October 1940. In non-operational posts, promoted to Squadron Leader on 1September 1941, and Wing Commander on 1 January 1944. Killed in a flying accident at the Las Vegas Airshow in May 1961 at the age of 48 and was buried with full military honours with the help of the Vancouver Legion.


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1766 McAvityGeorge FellowsFg OffC/1323RCAFCanadian3 Sqd

KIFA1940-10-19Killed in practice. Orlig New Century Age 29
1767 McCannThomas AndrewSgt116980RAFVRBritish601 Sqd

HurricaneKIA1942-07-27 Age 23El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt North Africa

1768 McCarthyJames PatrickSgt542137RAFBritish235 Sqd

272 Sqd

BlenheimJoined RAF in July 1937 as an Aircrafthand. Later as an Airman u/t Wireless Operator Air Gunner. Joined 235 Sqd at Bircham Newton June 1940. He flew operational sorties on 24th and 31st July. In the flight of 235 Sqd posted to Aldergrove on 19 November 1940. Combined with a flight from 236 Sqd to reform 272 Sqd. McCarthy flew his first sortie with 272 on 24th November. No further details recorded
1769 McCarthyThomas FrancisSgt751520RAFVRBritish235 Sqd

404 Sqd RCAF

BlenheimMIA1942-10-06 Age 29Born 1913 in West Hartlepool England. Joined RAFVR June 1939 as an Airman u/t Aircrew. Called up on 1 September 1939. Training as a WOp/AG. With 235 Sqd In Blenheims by June 1940. Late 1942 he was serving as a Flight Sergeant with 404 Sqd RCAF. Killed on 6 October 1942 when Blenheim IV T1949 crashed into the sea after taking off from Sumburgh in a westerly gale. Also lost P/O JH Patterson RCAF Sgt. RG Tinsley. He married Mary Curren in July 1940. Runnymede Memorial, panel 75.

Son of Thomas Francis and Elizabeth Mary McCarthy; husband of Mary McCarthy, of West Hartlepool, Co Durham

Allied Losses Database T1949

Paradie Canadian Archive Database: Patterson

1770 McCaulJohn PatrickAC21050678RAFVRBritish219 Sqd

BlenheimKIA1940-09-30Leigh Cemetery
1771 McChesneyRobert IanSgt40194RNZAFNew Zealander236 Sqd

BlenheimKIA1942-12-06Ayr Cemetery Age 29
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1772 McClintockJohn Arthur PeterPlt Off91064RAF AAFBritish615 Sqd
SpitfireKIFA1940-11-25Baled out 26 August 1940 at 15:10hrs. Hurricane I (R4121) had been shot up by a Bf 109 over Sheerness. Woking St John's Crematorium Panel 3 England

1773 McCollJohn BrianPlt OffC/1172RCAFCanadian615 Sqd

607 Sqd

1Survived war1982Born Waterdown, Ontario, Canada. Joined the RCAF on 1st October 1939. He arrived in Britain from Canada on 20th September 1940 and went to 112 Sqd (RCAF) - holding unit to supply Canadian pilots to other squadrons. 21st September 1940 he and 8 other Canadian officers arrived at 6 OTU Sutton Bridge. Converting to Hurricanes McColl joined 615 Sqd at Prestwick on 5th October. Posted to 607 Sqd at Tangmere on the 9 October. Moved to 73 Sqd at Castle Camps on 5th November 1940 and left with it en route to the Middle East onboard the carrier HMS Furious on the 10th and flew off to Takoradi on the 29 Novemeber 1940 flyinng to Heliopolis, via Lagos, Accra, Kano, Maidugari, Khartoum, Wadi Halfa and Abu Sueir. Attached to 274 Sqd in the Western Desert in December. 4th February 1941 McColl shot down a Caproni 133. Posted back to the UK on 31st March 1941, joined 401 Sqd (RCAF) on 28th June. Moved to 403 Sqd (RCAF) on 12th November 1941. 28th September 1944 he was serving with 416 Sqd (RCAF) and damaged a Me262 near Nijmegen. RCAF Reserve on 26th February 1945 as a Flight Lieutenant. He died in 1982.

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1774 McCombJames EllisSqd Ldr90352British611 Sqd (CO)

DFC
SpitfireDied
1775 McConnellWilliam WinderPlt OffIrish607 Sqd

245 Sqd

249 Sqd

DFC & Bar
Hurricane1998Born in Belfast on 9th June 1917. Belfast Technical School. Joined the RAFVR on 2nd February 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot and began his flying training at 24 E&RFTS Belfast. Called up on 1st September 1939. Posted to 4 ITW Bexhill on 29th October. 9th December moved on to 6 FTS Little Rissington. Directed to join 245 Sqd at Hawkinge. The CO was surprised when three new pilots arrived on 18th June 1940, none of them having flown a Hurricane. On 19th September McConnell was attached to 32 Sqd at Acklington, on the 24th he was posted to 607 Sqd at Tangmere and finally to 249 Sqd at North Weald on 14th October. McConnell was jumped by a Me109 over the Channel on 10th January 1941 and received a bullet wound in the left leg. He managed to turn towards the English coast and baled out near Dover, being picked up by an ASR launch. His Hurricane, P3579, went head-on into the white cliffs. W/Cdr. FV Beamish probably destroyed McConnell's attacker. Hospital for four months. He returned to operations on 23rd May 1941 with 1 Sqd at Redhill. 28th March 1942 joined the newly-reformed 174 Sqd at Manston as a Flight Commander. DFC. Given command of the squadron when the CO, S/Ldr. EF Fayolle was killed over Dieppe on 19th August 1942. Bar to the DFC (gazetted 22nd September 1942), McConnell led the squadron until 14th February 1944. In Typhoon MM962 on a long range sweep over France. After dropping his auxiliary tanks, there was a fuel leak from the main tanks. McConnell reached the coast but realising he could not get far, he crash-landed near the village of Percy, south of St Lo. Captured by the Germans, he was imprisoned in Stalag Luft III and Milag Nord at Tarmstedt. Released on 9th May 1945 and returned to England. As a means of returning to flying, he applied for an instructors course and was posted to 2 EFTS Yatesbury on 10th October 1945.
1776 McCormackJohn BernardSgt50661RAFBritish25 Sqd

BlenheimMIA1942-09-10Runnymede Panel 70 Age 23
1777 McDermottJohn AlexanderSgtNew Zealander23 Sqd

BlenheimDied
1778 McDonoughBryan MartinPlt Off42137RAFAustralian236 Sqd

BlenheimMIA1940-08-01Killed 1 August 1940 along with the crew of the Blenheim IV (N3601) (FAP Head) during an attack on Querqueville, France at 17:15hrs. Runnymede Panel 9 Age 23
1779 McDougallRoyPlt Off82706British3 Sqd 232 SqdHurricane
1780 McDowallAndrewSgt89299British602 Sqd

DFM

Spitfire11DiedJoined 602 Sqd before the War. 24 July 1940 shot down a He 111 at night. During August shot down 2 more, a Bf 109 and another He 111. In September and shot down a Bf 109 a Bf 110 and a Ju 88. In November shot down 4 Bf 109s and another Ju 88. He had 11 kills and 2 shared to his credit. In the latter part of the war he commanded the first Meteor Jet Fighter Squadron.
1781 McFaddenAubreyPlt Off (later Flt Lt)42510RAFBritish73 Sqd

HurricaneMIA1942-04-05Singapore Memorial Column 412
1782 McFieColin HamiltonPlt Off90657British611 Sqd

616 Sqd

DFC

1783 McGawCharles AlexanderPlt Off (later Flt Lt)42414RAFAustralian73 Sqd

66 Sqd

Hurricane/SpitfireKIA1943-10-01Malta Memorial Panel 6 Column 1
1784 McGibbonJamesPlt Off84016RAFVRBritish615 Sqd
HurricaneKIA1940-09-29Faslane Cemetery Age 24
1785 McGlashanKenneth ButterworthPlt Off42138British245 Sqd

96 Sqd

87 Sqd

536 Sqd

264 Sqd

25 Sqd (CO)

AFC

HurricaneSurvived war30th July 2005 AustraliaBorn in Bearsden, Dunbartonshire Scotland 28 August 1920. Educated at Glasgow Academy. Training at 11 E&RFTS Perth March 1939. To 9 FTS Hullavington on 2 June. Joined 245 Sqd at Leconfield on 6 November. Flew Drem to Hawkinge on 28 May 1940 for the Dunkirk evacuation. 31 May shot down by a Me109 near Dunkirk. He was slightly wounded and blinded by oil and glycol in his eyes. With his Hurricane in a dive he pulled out just in time, blacked out and recovered to find himself travelling very fast and low along a beach. Forced-landed and rescued by British soldiers. French colonial troops had thought he was German. Walked into Dunkirk and got on a Thames paddle steamer. Landed late at night at Margate and was taken by squadron transport back to Hawkinge. On 17 December 1940 posted to 96 Sqd at Cranage for night-fighting operations. 17 November 1941 to 60 OTU East Fortune as an instructor. On 20th July 1942 joined 87 Sqd at Charmy Down. He took part in ground-strafing operations during the Dieppe raid on 19 August. Posted to 536 Sqd at Predannack on 12 September 1942, a Turbinlite Havoc night fighter unit. 25 January 1943 joined 264 Sqd at Warmwell. 15 June 1944 to Cairo opening up of Middle East air routes. with BOAC. Returned to the UK in January 1946 and joined No. 1 Ferry Unit at Pershore. 54 OTU in June, remaining there until October 1948, when he was given command of 25 Sqd at West Malling. AFC 8 June 1950). Green Endorsement in his log book on 21 August 1950: took off in bad weather to lead another Mosquito into Manston, leading it down through cloud and enabling it to land safely. Retired from RAF on 29 August 1958 as a Squadron Leader. Emigrated with his family to Australia in 1964.


1786 McGowanRobert HenryPlt Off83277RAFVRBritish92 Sqd
KIA1944-12-22Wounded 14 September 1940. Baled out of his Spitfire I (R6624) after combat with a Bf 109 over Faversham at 19:00hrs. Runnymede Panel 202 Age 28
1787 McGowanRoy AndrewPlt OffBritish46 Sqd

HurricaneDied
1788 McGrathJohn Keswick Ulick BlakePlt Off90967British601 Sqd

DFC
HurricanePart of 601 Sqd detachment in France flying a Hurricane. 3 kills up to 8 August 1940, he shot down two Bf 109s on that day, added two Bf 110s 11 August. 13 August shot down a Ju 88 and a Bf 109. DFC 27 August 1940.
1789 McGregorAlan JamesPlt Off81919British504 Sqd

DSO

Hurricane
1790 McGregorGordon Roy 'Gordie'Flt LtC/936Canadian1 Sqd (RCAF)

OBE

DFC

Croix de Guerre

Czech War Cross

Order of Orange-Nassau (Holland)

Hurricane5Possibly the oldest RCAF pilot to see service. With 1 Sqd (RCAF) during the Battle. 38 years old. Shot down 4 during the Battle. DFC 25 October 1940. Commanded the Squadron from November before going to 2 Sqd (RCAF) /402 Sqd as the CO in January 1941. F/L V.B.Corbett took over when he became the commander of the Canadian Wing in April. Flew last operational sortie as a Group Captain on 28 March 1945, destroying a locomotive. Croix de Guerre in 1947 and the Czech Military Cross. After the war became President of Air Canada.

1791 McGregorHector DouglasSqd LdrRAFNew Zealander213 Sqd

KCB

CBE

DSO

MiD (x7)

Legion of Merit USA

Hurricane/Blenheim2Survived war11 April 1973Born in New Zealand and educated at Napier Boys' High School, joined the Royal Air Force in 1928. He served as a pilot but in 1931 he attended the Aircraft Engineering Course and he subsequently undertook several engineering-related tours. He served in World War II as Officer Commanding 33 Sqd at Heliopolis in Egypt and then at Lydda in Palestine where he earned the DSO for his leadership during policing duties. In early 1940 McGregor returned to the UK and on 23rd May he went to 5 OTU Aston Down for a refresher course. After converting to Hurricanes he went to 213 Sqd at Biggin Hill on the 28th as CO designate. On the 31st he went on a patrol over Dunkirk and was shot down. He baled out but came down in a minefield. He was able to find his way out and eventually returned by ship to Dover. He took command of 213 in early June. Claimed a Ju88 destroyed and another damaged on 11th August 1940, a Me110 destroyed on the 12th and a Ju88 damaged on the 20th. He was posted away from 213 in September 1940.He went on to be Officer Commanding 213 Sqd at RAF Biggin Hill in 1940, Station Commander at RAF Ballyhalbert in 1941 and then Senior Air Service Officer at No. 82 Group later the same year before being made Officer Commanding, Tangmere Sector in 1942. He became Deputy Director, Operations, Intelligence and Plans at Headquarters Mediterranean Air Command in 1943 and Air Officer Commanding Air Headquarters Levant in 1944. After the War, he became Air Officer Commanding No. 2 Group in 1951 before being appointed Director of Guided Missile Development at the Ministry of Supply in 1953. He went on to be Assistant Controller, Aircraft at the Ministry of Supply in 1956, Chief of Staff (Air Defence) at Headquarters SHAPE in 1957 and Commander-in-Chief of Fighter Command in 1959. His last appointment was as Commander-in-Chief of the Far East Air Force in 1962 before he retired in 1964.Retired from RAF with the rank of Air Marshal.
1792 McGregorPeter ReginaldPlt Off73002British46 Sqd

HurricaneWIAInjured 11 September 1940 at 15:40hrs. Hurricane I (P3094) crash landed near Staple Cross in Kent.
1793 McGuganRobert 'Bob'Sgt115801British141 Sqd

Defiant

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Gunner with 141 Sqd in Defiants during the Battle.
1794 McHardyDonald Ballantine HardyFg Off40928British229 Sqd

HurricanePoWBecame a PoW 26 October 1940 when Hurricane I (V6704) was shot down off the French coast by a Bf 109 after attacking a He 59 at 11:30hrs.
1795 McHardyEric HartgillPlt OffNew Zealander248 Sqd

DSO

DFC
Blenheim
1796 McInnesArchiePlt Off84920British601 Sqd 238 SqdHurricane

1797 McIntoshPeter Roy CharlesSgt745004RAFVRBritish151 Sqd

605 Sqd

HurricaneKIA1940-10-12Posted 151 Sqd 7t July 1940 Posted away 13 September1940. On patrol with 605 Sqd 12 October 1940 in the Romney Marsh area when they engaged a large number of Bf 109s at 12:30hrs. Shot down and killed Hurricane I (P3022) was found near Littlestone Golf Course. Shirley St John Churchyard Age 20
1798 McIntyreA GPlt OffNew Zealander111 Sqd

HurricaneLanded badly damaged Hurricane I (P3595) at Hawkinge 15 August 1940 after combat over Thorny Island at 18:00hrs. Hurricane was written off and he was slightly wounded.
1799 McKayDonald Alastair StewartSgt113322British501 Sqd

421 Flt
DFM

Hurricane1959Baled out Hurricane I (N2617) safely 18 August 1940 at 13:30hrs. One of four Hurricanes from the Squadron shot down over Canterbury by Gerhard Schöpfel of III Gruppe of JG 26 flying a Bf 109.
1800 McKellarArchibald AshmoreFlt Lt (later Sqd Lrd)90168RAF AAFBritish605 Sqd

DSO

DFC & Bar
Hurricane21KIA1940-11-01From Paisley, Scotland, a plasterer in his father's business before he joined AAF in 1938. Short in stature being only 5ft 3ins. Shared in the shooting down of the first Heinkel bomber over Britain. McKellar shot down at least 3 Heinkels 15 August 1940. On 9 September scored four more kills. On 11 September 1940 took over command of 605 Sqd from Squadron Leader Walter Churchill. Another 4 shot down by McKellar 15 September 1940. DFC & Bar and DSO. 7 October his score rose another 5 kills, all Bf 109s. McKellar shot down 21 enemy aircraft before his death 1 November 1940 when in combat with Bf 109s over Kent. Hurricane I (V6879) crashed at the side of Woodlands Manor near Addisham at 18:20hrs. Glasgow Eastwood New Cemetery Scotland




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