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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.

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.
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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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2001 OrgiasEricPlt Off36272RAFNew Zealander23 Sqd

BlenheimKIA1940-09-25Blenheim L8369  stalled and crashed on approach to landing near Stourbridge. Over Wallop St Peter Churchyard Age 25
2002 OrtmansVictor Marcel M 'Vicky'Plt OffBelgian229 Sqd

HurricanePoW1950-08-08Captured and made POW 21 October 1941, KIFA 8 August 1950.

Belgium Aircrew Losses
2003 OrzechowskiJerzyPlt Off (later W/C)76825PAFPolish615 Sqd
HurricaneDiedAssigned to the 615 Sqd. In December 1940 he became commander in 308 Sqd Polish and from February 1941 to July 1943 he was commander of 307 Sqd. From 1943 to 1946 he became a lecturer in general tactics in aviation.
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2004 OsmandAlexander GordonPlt Off (later Flt Lt)79169RAFVRBritish3 Sqd 213 SqdHurricaneKIA1943-10-20 Chittagong War Cemetery Age 25
2005 Ostaszewski-Ostoja (Raymond)PiotrFlt Lt76741PAFPolish609 Sqd

DFC

Krzyz Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy

Spitfire11965-05-08In 1939, he came to Great Britain through Romania and France. From 05.08. 1940 took active part in the Battle of Britain in RAF 609 Sqd. In the later years of the war he flew as a combat pilot in British squadrons. Died in London Age 55
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2006 OttewillPGSgtBritish43 Sqd

Hurricane
2007 OvertonCharles Nevil 'Teeny'Fg Off40639British43 Sqd

DFC
Hurricane
2008 OwenArthur EdwardAC1163347RAFVRBritish600 Sqd

BlenheimKIA1941-07-25Flew through the Battle of Britain in Blenheims was KIA on the 25 July 1941 (24 July?). Leeuwarden Northern General Cemetery Holland Age 25
2009 OwenHenry 'Harry'Sgt56204RAFBritish219 Sqd

BlenheimSurvived war2007-10-19Born 4 June 1921 at Durham, England. Educated at Osborne Grammar School, West Hartlepool. Joined RAF in 1938 as a boy entrant. To No. 1 Electrical and Wireless School at Cranwell where he passed out as Aircraftman 1st Class in September 1939. After qualifying as an Air Gunner at No. 1 Air Armament School at Manby the following month. Joined 219 Sqd at Catterick. Promoted Leading Aircraftman in February and Sergeant in May 1940, serving as an Air Gunner on Blenheim light bombers. In July 1940 squadron converted to Beaufighters and all Wireless Operators and Air Gunners were allocated to new units. He transferred to 235 Sqd flying long-range fighter version Blenheim Mk. IV.F., armed with four .303 inch machine guns in a special gun arrangement beneath the fuselage. Here he paired-up with Sergeant Kenneth ‘Skipper’ Naish, a 1936 direct entrant himself and newly transferred from Thorney Island. The morning of the 24th August 1940 offered a gentle sunrise and relative calm over the aerodrome at Detling: ‘Despite the chaotic conditions and increasing threats, outside ground crew filled sandbags and played an impromptu game of cricket using the spade as a bat as someone tossed a cricket ball. Elsewhere on the station new panes of glass were being fitted. The smell of cut grass mingled with the stench of 100 percent high-octane fuel and oil, interspersed with the salty sea breeze’ (Coastal Dawn, Blenheims in Action, refers). At 15.40 p.m. Ventnor RDF reported a large enemy formation approaching the Isle of Wight and upon notification, controllers at 11 Group ordered Sqd Ldr Ernest McNab to scramble his fledgling Canadian pilots of 1 Sqd RCAF, some of whom had less than 20 hours of flying experience and only a limited period on aircraft recognition. At around the same time, three Blenheim fighters were scrambled from Detling to give protection over Portsmouth, Fighter Command being at full stretch. Chaos ensued. Rather than engage the enemy force of approximately fifty Ju. 88s of Lehrgeschwader 1, escorted by Bf 110s of a similar number, the British and Canadian pilots intercepted one another, the Canadians coming down from the 11 o’clock position and despatching Blenheim T1804 - piloted by David Woodger - into the Channel at Bracklesham Bay, near Chicester. This ‘friendly fire’ incident cast a long shadow over the two pairs of crew who managed to escape. Naish and Owen in Blenheim Z5736 managed to return to base, but both had been slightly injured and the aircraft damaged. In the late afternoon the body of an airman was found by a boat off West Wittering. It was Woodger’s gunner, Sergeant Daniel Wright: ‘The Gunner’s body was riddled with bullets. The limp body was wrapped in blankets and placed on a stretcher.’ The medical orderlies bowed their heads as the Adjutant, Flying Officer Charles Pinnock said: “I can’t give you a hand; You’re for the promised land, My comrade good and true.”

The death of the 18-year-old Gunner, and those of further friends and comrades, would have significant implications on Owen in later life. He left 235 Sqd in July 1941 and was sent on a flying boat instructor course, later joining 413 Sqd in October on Catalinas. In February 1942 went to 240 Sqd and served in the Mediterranean and South-East Asia. Rested in December, he later served as Wireless Operator and Air Gunnery Instructor on Vengeance aircraft at Peshawar, moving in May 1943 to instruct at the Gunnery School in Bhopal. In late 1944 he joined 356 Sqd flying operationally in Burma, Malaya and Siam until May 1945. He retired from the R.A.F. as a Flight Lieutenant on 15 July 1955, working in the U.K. on flight simulators, before emigrating to New Zealand in 1962. According to a first-hand account compiled by a friend in the late 1990s, Owen never got over the war: ‘At some stage after he left the RAF Harry became very depressed. During this time he burnt his log books, photo albums and newspaper cuttings as he wished to have nothing to do with the war. Fortunately he saved his medals and badges which he gave me in 1998. Sometime after he arrived in NZ his wife became ill and eventually died of cancer. While she was ill, she was nursed by Shirley who later became Harry’s second wife.’ A man who was always reluctant to discuss the war, Owen died on 19 October 2007 at Whareama Hospital, Nelson, New Zealand, as a result of complications arising from Parkinson’s Disease. He is buried at the Nelson City Council Cemetery.



Nelson Wakapuaka Cemetery
2010 OwenWilliam GethinSgt (later Flt Lt)103386British235 Sqd

272 Sqd

48 Sqd

DFC
BlenheimSurvived war2 December 1987 at Little Silver, New Jersey, USA.Born 23 June 1910 in Birmingham England. Joined RAFVR in April 1939, as an Airman u/t Observer. Called up on 1st September. Gunnery course at 3 B&GS and joined 235 Sqd at North Coates on 23 March 1940. Flight was posted to Aldergrove on 19 November 1940. to combine with a flight from 236 Sqd to reform 272 Sqd on the 21 November. Owen flew his first operational sortie with 272 on 24 November. DFC 20th July 1945 as a Flight Lieutenant with 48 Sqd. Released from the RAF in 1946 as a Flight Lieutenant.
2011 OxspringRobert Wardlow 'Bobby' 'Oxo'Flt Lt40743British66 Sqd

DFC & 2 Bars

AFC

SpitfireSurvived warOn patrol leading a flight from 66 Sqd on 25 October 1940 when they bounced 6 Bf 109s. Oxspring bailed safely out blazing Spitfire I (X4170) over Tonbridge after the combat at 09:00hrs. Survived the war and became a Group Captain with DFC and 2 Bars and AFC

2012 PageAlan GeoffreyPlt Off (later W/C)74709British56 Sqd

OBE

DSO

DFC & Bar

Order of Orange-Nassau (Holland)

Hurricane15WIADied2000-08-07Cranwell RAF College before the war. Aimed to be an instructor but the shortage of trained fighter pilots at the outbreak of War changed that. At the start of the Battle of Britain he was a veteran at 20 with 3 months fighting experience. With 56 Sqd and destroyed 3 enemy aircraft during the Battle. Shot down in flames 12 August 1940, while attacking Do 17s. Baled out Hurricane I (P2970) 'Little Willie' over the Channel and was rescued, badly burned. DFC 30 July 1943. Later in 1943 Page rejoined an operational squadron and by July 1944 he was promoted to Wing Commander on the continent. In September he crashed during landing, smashing his face on the gun-sight and injuring his back. 29 December 1944 awarded the DSO.15 enemy aircraft destroyed. Lecture tour of the USA and when he returned in April once again went into hospital, this time to have a cannon splinter removed from his leg which had been there since August 1940! Then became a test pilot at Vickers-Armstrong. Passed away on 7 August 2000.


Signed envelope


Signed envelope: Christopher Foxley-Norris, Tom Gleave, Ginger Lacey, Geoffrey Page, Sandy Johnston, Mieczysław Sawicki

2013 PageAnthony Durrant 'Tony'Sgt745566RAFVRBritish111 Sqd

HurricaneKIA1940-11-08Hawkinge Cemetery England Age 21
2014 PageArthur JohnSgt745411RAFVRBritish257 Sqd

HurricaneKIA1941-10-21Oostende New Communal Cemetery Belgium Age 25

2015 PageVernon DouglasSgt65502British610 Sqd

601 Sqd

DFC
Spitfire/Hurricane
2016 PageWilfrid ThomasSgt (later Sqd Ldr)65992RAFVRBritish1 Sqd

HurricaneKIA1943-11-16Force landed Hurricane I (P3318) near Peterborough after combat with a Dornier Do 17 on 29 October 1940, at 17:30hrs. Malta Memorial Panel 6 Column 1 Age 29
2017 PainJohn FrancisPlt OffBritish32 Sqd

HurricaneDied
2018 PaiseyFrederick GeorgeSgt78753British235 Sqd

DFC
BlenheimSurvived warDied Sorrento Florida USA, 7 January 2006, aged 94Born 14 October 1911 in Bath England. Joined RAF in April 1940 with a direct-entry commission as an Air Gunner. Posted to 235 Sqd in early July 1940. Retrained later as a pilot but his service is sparsely documented. September 1943 he arrived at 354 Sqd on attachment from 160 Sqd. 354 operated Liberators from Cuttack in East India against Japanese shipping in the Bay of Bengal. Returned to 160 on 20 September 1943 on Liberators from Kankesanturai in Ceylon. 3 March 1944 posted to 222 Group at Kankesanturai. Returning to command 354 Sqd as an acting Wing Commander. DFC 17th July 1945 when serving with 354 Squadron. The citation stated that he had shown great skill and courage in low-level attacks on enemy shipping and had been responsible for the destruction of two of the six ships sunk by the squadron. Released from the RAF in 1947 as a Wing Commander.
2019 PalliserGeorge Charles Calder 'Titch'Sgt64891British17 Sqd

43 Sqd

249 Sqd

605 Sqd

DFC

Air Efficiency

Hurricane13Survived war24 September 2011 in Black Rock, Victoria, AustraliaCame from 43 Sqd when he joined 249 Sqd at RAF North Weald on 14 September 1940. He had a narrow escape on 29 October. When he was taking off from the former airfield and came under attack by bombers, debris hit Hurricane Mk I GN-H, damaging the propeller. With the aircraft shaking violently, he managed to circle the airfield and land. Palliser claimed 8 victories during the Battle of Britain.

Born in West Hartlepool England 11 January 1919. Educated at Brougham School and later attended a Technical School. Joined AFVR in 1939 as an airman under training as a pilot. Sergeant pilot at the outbreak of war. Posted to No. 3 ITW Hasting, moved to No. 11 EFTS Perth on 5 Dec 1939 and went to No. 6 Flying Training School at RAF Little Rissington in April 1940. Converted to Hurricanes at No. 6 OTU at RAF Sutton Bridge in July 1940. Joined 17 Sqd at RAF Debden on 3 August 1940 during the Battle of Britain. Moved to 43 Sqd at RAF Tangmere on 18 August 1940 and then 249 Sqd at RAF North Weald on 14 September 1940. During the Battle of Britain, claimed eight victories. Commissioned in April 1941 and embarked with 249 Sqd on HMS Furious on 10 May and sailed for Gibraltar. On arrival the squadron transferred to HMS Ark Royal. The squadron flew to Ta' Qali on 21 May 1941 to take part in the Siege of Malta. During that battle, he claimed a further five victories. In January 1942 posted to 605 Sqd as flight commander. DFC 30 January 1942. He left Malta on 26 February 1942 as one of the island's longest serving pilots. He was quoted as saying: 'But I wasn't there for medals. It was like a job. Fly, fly, shoot one down... start again the next day. I only said my prayers sometimes when I took off... when it was a tight battle... But that parachute on my back was like an angel by my side.' No. 25 Air School at Standerton, South Africa on 28 March 1942 to be an instructor at the school. Posted to No. 62 CFS, Bloemfontein on 17 July, to 2 EFTS Randfontein on 19 October and then to 4 EFTS Benoni on 2 September 1943. Admitted to Baragwanath Military Hospital in Johannesburg on 21 January 1944 and remained there until leaving for Great Britain on 24 May 1944. Instructed at No. 15 EFTS at RAF Kingstown from September 1944. He moved to No. 10 FTS at RAF Woodley on 19 September 1945, where he instructed until 16 March 1946. Instructor at the CFS at RAF South Cerney until October 1946, when he was posted as an instructor to No. 23 Flying School at Heany, Southern Rhodesia. In October 1947, retired from the RAF at the rank of flight lieutenant.


2020 PalmerNorman NelsonSgt748710RAFVRBritish248 Sqd

BlenheimKIA1942-02-08Runnymede Panel 75 Age 21
2021 PalusińskiJerzy HipolitPlt OffP-1388PAFPolish303 Sqd Polish

VM ML (x3)Hurricane2Died1984-05-10In battle of September 1 1939 against German Dornier-17 bombers, wounded, forced to land. near Rembertów near Warsaw. Through Romania, France came to England. From 01.07. until October 31, 1940, he actively participated in the Battle of Great Britain in 303 Sqd. In the years 1942–1945 controller at RAF stations, including Northolt RAF station. Died in Frogham Hants and was cremated there Frogham Crematorium Age 72Archiwum Database
2022 PannellGeoffrey Charles RussellSgtNew Zealander3 Sqd

DFC
HurricaneDiedCommissioned August 1941, transferred to reserve January 1946, retired July 1962. Born Christchurch, New Zealand 22 August 1913. Died Christchurch, New Zealand
2023 PareezerReginald TonyP/O42076RAFBritish204 Sqd

SunderlandKIA1940-07-21Coastal Command. Son of Reginald and Florence Pareeze of Thorpe, Norfolk Runnymede Panel 9 Age 21
2024 ParkerDenis KeithSgt128987British66 Sqd

Spitfire
2025 ParkerKenneth BruceSgt742267RAFVRBritish64 Sqd

92 Sqd

SpitfireKIA1940-10-15Killed 15 October 1940 at 10:00hrs. Spitfire I (R6838) shot down by a Bf 109 over the Thames Estuary and crashed on the mudflats off All Hallows in Essex. Terschelling West-Terschelling General Cemetery Age 25
2026 ParkerLRWg CdrBritish611 Sqd

Spitfire
2027 ParkerThomas CampbellPlt Off70812British79 Sqd

OBEHurricane
2028 ParkerVincentPlt Off (later Flt Lt)42356RAFVRBritish234 Sqd

SpitfirePoWKIFA1946-01-29In combat off Swanage 15 August 1940 at 16:15hrs. Spitfire I (R6985) went missing but he was rescued from the sea by the Germans and made a PoWCrashed taken as POW 15 August 1940 KIFA 29 Jan 1946 Harrogate Stonefall Cemetery England Age 24

2029 ParkesWilliam BertSgt143727British501 Sqd
Hurricane
2030 ParkinEric GordonPlt Off79734RAFVRBritish501 Sqd
HurricaneSurvived war23 July 2008Born 21 April 1917 in Barnsley, Yorkshire England. Joined RAFVR on 13th September 1938 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Flying training 8 E&RFTS Woodley. Full-time service on 3 September 1939 and sent to 4 ITW Bexhill in November. In February 1940 was posted to 8 FTS Montrose. To 6 OTU Sutton Bridge on the 27 May. Converted to Hurricanes, posted to France. Joined 501 Sqd. Returned to the UK June. Re-assembled at Croydon on the 21 June. In the late evening of 31 July 1940 the squadron took off from Hawkinge to return to Gravesend. Parkin's aircraft had a starting problem and he took off later, arriving at Gravesend in failing light. He undershot the runway and touched coils of barbed wire on the boundary. The Hurricane turned over and Parkin was injured. He was admitted to Gravesend Hospital, later transferred to Halton and did not rejoin 501 until 5th February 1941. He said after the war that he fell asleep due to exhaustion during the final approach to Gravesend. Posted away for an instructors course on 16th April 1941 and was instructing until the end of the war. Parkin was released from the RAF in 1946, joined the RAFVR in 1947 and then rejoined the RAF in December 1953. He retired on 21st April 1972 as a Flight Lieutenant. Cremated on 4th August 2008 at Oxford Crematorium.



2031 ParkinsonCecilSgt741376RAFVRBritish238 Sqd

HurricaneWIA KIA1940-07-21Shot down 20 July 1940 at 13.15hrs while on patrol. Hurricane I (P3766) was attacked by a Bf 109 from JG 27 South of Swanage. Rescued but died 21 July 1940. Stoke St Michael Churchyard Age 25
2032 ParnallDenis GeachFlt Lt70522RAFBritish249 Sqd
HurricaneKIA1940-09-18 Age 25Born in 1915, son of the founder of Parnall Aircraft and attended Clifton College and Downing College, Cambridge, where he read Mechanical Sciences. University Air Squadron and was commissioned in Class ‘AA’ of the RAFO in December 1936. Transferred to the RAFVR in January 1938. In September of that year he was granted a Permanent Commission in the RAF as a University Entrant. PA to the AOC Reserve Command in April 1939. In May 1940 he converted to Hurricanes and joined 249 Sqd. On 8 July ahared a Ju 88, on 15 August he destroyed a Bf 110 and on 2 September he destroyed a Bf 110 and damaged two others. On the 7th he shared in the destruction of a He 111, on the 11th shared another and on the 15th he probably destroyed a He 111 and damaged a Bf 109. He was shot down and killed during a patrol over Gravesend on 18 September. Hurricane V6685, crashed and burned out by the A12 road, near Furness Farm, Furze Hill, Margaretting, Essex. Parnall was 25. He is buried in the churchyard of St Genesius, at St Gennys, Cornwall. Years later John Beazley, who also fought with 249 and was a long serving treasurer, and later Life Vice-President, of the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust, described how he had seen his friend Denis Parnall bounced by a Bf 109 and shot down. Land at Crackington Haven, close to the family home in Cornwall, was presented to the National Trust in 1959 by Wing Commander A G Parnall, brother of Denis. A plaque at the site states that this gift was in memory of Denis Parnall 'and all who gave their lives in the Battle of Britain 1940'.

On patrol Hurricane I (V6685) when shot down and killed over Gravesend 18 September 1940 at 13:25hrs.


2033 ParnallStuart BoydPlt Off90844RAF AAFBritish607 Sqd
HurricaneKIA1940-09-09Killed 9 September 1940 at 17:30hrs. Hurricane I (P3574) crashed after combat with fighters and bombers over Goodhurst in Kent. Golders Green Crematorium Age 30
2034 ParrDouglas JohnSgt (later Flt Sgt)751383RAFVRBritish29 Sqd

BlenheimKIA1941-11-07Runnymede Panel 37 Age 22
2035 ParrLeslie AlfredSgt67605British79 Sqd

HurricaneDied
2036 ParrottDennis ThomasFg Off (later Flt Lt)40011RAFBritish19 Sqd

SpitfireKIA1941-06-22Maidstone Cemetery England Age 24

2037 ParrottReginald JamesSgt748634RAFVRBritish32 Sqd

HurricaneKIA1941-05-05Whittlesford Saints Mary and Andrew Churchyard Age 25

2038 ParryEmlynAC2 (later F/O)137569RAFVRBritish23 Sqd

BlenheimKIA1943-05-28Wireless Operator/Air Gunner. Reichswald Forest War Cemetery Germany Age 26
2039 ParryM ESgt743083British604 Sqd

Blenheim
2040 ParsonsClaude ArthurSgt (later Flt Sgt)748043RAFVRBritish66 Sqd

610 Sqd

Spitfire3KIA1941-11-08Joined 610 Sqd in July 1940. Shot down three aircraft during the Battle. Killed 8 November 1941. Runnymede Panel 37 Age 27
2041 ParsonsEdwin ErnestSgtNew Zealander23 Sqd

BlenheimDied
2042 ParsonsJohn GrahamSgt143773RAFVRBritish235 Sqd

BlenheimSurvived war6 August 1992 Warminster EnglandBorn 22 December 1905 at Westbury, Wiltshire England. Joined RAFVR on 14th April 1939 as an Airman u/t Observer. Already being licenced to fly this is surprising, but maybe he was too old for pilot training by the RAF, or maybe it was an eyesight issue. Called up 3 September 1939. Posted to 8 Civil Air Navigation School at Sywell on 16th October. To 9 Air Observer Navigation School at Squires Gate on 25 November. Completed his training at 3 BGS Aldergrove. Promoted to Acting Sergeant and joined 235 Sqd at Bircham Newton on 23 March 1940. Operating Blenheims on bomber-escort, long-range fighter patrols and reconnaissance sweeps along the English Channel. 5 April 1941 posted to 2 BGS Millom as an armament instructor. Promoted to Warrant Officer on 1 April 1942. Commissioned in January 1943, appointed Bombing Leader in April and on 6 December posted to No. 1 Staff Pilots Training Unit at Cark. Released from the RAF on 26th January as a Flight Lieutenant. Rejoined RAFVR in February 1950 and served with it until February 1955.
2043 ParsonsPhilip TrevorFg Off (later Sqd Ldr)90491RAF AAFBritish504 Sqd

HurricaneKIA1942-10-02Colerne St John The Baptist Churchyard England Age 25
2044 PassyCyril WoolrichFOBritish605 Sqd

HurricaneCrash landed Hurricane I (P3827) 1 mile from Usworth 15 August 1940 after combat with He 111s of KG 26 around Newcastle at 14:10hrs. HNot injured. 26 October 1940 escaped injury when force landed Hurricane I (P3737) near Marks Cross, Sussex at 12:35hrs. Hurricane had engine problems whilst chasing a Bf 109.
2045 PaszkiewiczLudwik Witold 'Pazko'Fg OffP-1293PAFPolish303 Sqd Polish

Virtuti Militari

DFC

Krzyz Walecznych

Medal Lotniczy

Hurricane6KIA1940-09-2730 August, 1940 he noticed a group of German planes being attacked by British fighters, left the Squadron formation of Hurricanes who were training at the time (non-operational) and attacked a lone Do 17, which crashed into the ground shortly after. Following the flight, he received a reprimand from the commanding officer, immediately followed by warm congratulations on opening the Squadron's tally. Shot down 2 Do 17s on 7 September 1940, a Bf 110 on 11 September, a Bf 109 on 15th and a He 111 on 26 September 1940 all in Hurricane (V7235) RF-M. Died 27 September 1940 at 09:30hrs. Hurricane I (L1696) RF-T was shot down over Kent. 6 confirmed kills. Northwood Cemetery Age 32
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2046 PaszkiewiczKonrad JózefFlt Sgt783264PAFPolish304 SqdVM KW (x3) ML (x4) Wound Badge Died2001-05-29Air Gunner. Discharged in 1948. Born 29 November 1920, Gorzkowice, Poland. Died aged 80 at Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire, England. Virtuti Militari (21 November 1941), Cross of Valour (28 June 1941), and two subsequent occasions, and the Air Medal four times.
2047 PaterekEdwardSgt793342PAFPolish302 Sqd Polish

303 Sqd Polish

65 Sqd

Krzyz Walecznych

Medal Lotniczy

HurricaneMIA1941-03-27Based at RAF Speke 65 Sqd in Hurricane V7187 on convoy protection over the Irish sea. Collided with the aircraft piloted by Capt. W. Szulkowski. Both pilots were killed. Polish War Memorial Northolt Age 31
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2048 PatersonJames AlfredFlt Lt36193RAFNew Zealander92 Sqd
MBE
Spitfire I X4422Credited with 1 enemy aircraft destroyed with a further 2 shared.KIA1940-09-27

Archive report

Also remembered on the family grave at Waikaka Cemetery. Born on the 16th October 1919 at Dunedin. Selected for RAF short service commission on the 23rd May 1938. Trained with Otago Aero club 0n the 20th June 1938 and obtained his 'A' licence on the 23rd August. RAF pilot badge was awarded on the 17th December 1938.

Embarked for England on the 17th April 1939 on the 'Waimarama'. Attached to 82 squadron 03rd June 1939 flying the Blenheim. Attached to the 71 Service Flight flying the Magister on the 01st September 1939. Carried out 3 operational sorties after joining 228 squadron in January 1940. Attached to No. 2 Servicing Flight Section. Whilst in France on the 24th February 1940 was a passenger on a Domino that made a forced landing, no injuries. Flew 3 operational sorties with 501 squadron in June 1940. Trained with 7 Operational Training Unit on the Spitfire on the 02nd July 1940. Carried out over 52 operational sorties with 92 squadron. During a patrol, he was attacked by a Me109 and shot down on the 11th September 1940 suffering burns to his face when baling out.

Son of Samuel Barr Paterson (died 13th December 1945, age 54) and of Fannie Paterson (née George - died 24th July 1972, age 81), of East Chatton, Southland, New Zealand. Grave inscription: 'Peace Perfect Peace. "One Of The Few'


2049 PatrickLeon FredSgt123303British222 Sqd

Spitfire
2050 PatstonArthur GeorgeSgt103000British604 Sqd

Blenheim
2051 PattenHubert Paul FrederickFg Off40423RAFVRBritish64 Sqd

307 Sqd Polish

604 Sqd

276 Sqd

108 Sqd

1435 Flight

255 Sqd

Spitfire4Survived war24th December 2002Born 15 October 1917. Joined the RAF. Initial training at No. 1 E&RFTS Hatfield on 25 October 1937. Posted to 2 FTS Brize Norton on 9 January 1938. Joined 79 Sqd at Biggin Hill on 20 August 1938. In October 1938 to CFS Upavon for an instructors course but became ill and did not graduate. Joined 64 Sqd at Church Fenton on 1 April 1939. Over Dunkirk on 31 May 1940 Patten destroyed a Me110 and, flying from Kenley on 10 July, he destroyed another and damaged two. On 1st September 1940 he joined the newly-formed 307 Sqd (Polish) at Kirton-in-Lindsey, a night-fighter unit on Defiants, as 'B' Flight Commander with the rank of Acting Flight Lieutenant. May 1941 Patten moved to 604 Sqd at Middle Wallop. In the early hours of 5th July 1941, with F/Sgt. DG Moody as radar operator, he intercepted and shot down a He111 which crashed near Frome, Somerset. In October 1941 to Exminster as GCI Controller. Posted to 52 OTU Aston Down in February 1943 for a Spitfire refresher course. In May he joined 276 Sqd (Air Sea Rescue) at Harrowbeer as a supernumerary Squadron Leader. Posted to Air HQ Malta in June, where he served as Staff Officer Night Ops. December 1943 attached to 108 Sqd at Luqa, a Beaufighter night-fighter unit, then to HQ 242 Group Taranto later in the month, as a staff officer with Fighter Operations. In April and May 1944 Patten was serving with 1435 Squadron at Rimini as a supernumerary Squadron Leader, before joining 255 Sqd at Foggia, as a Flight Commander. During the night of 1st/2nd July 1944 he destroyed a Ju88. He returned to the UK in January 1945. Air Ministry until September and then on Mustangs at 61 OTU Keevil. Released from the RAF in October 1945.
2052 PattersonLeonard JohnSgt741219RAFVRBritish501 Sqd
HurricaneKIA1940-11-28Shot down and killed off Hastings in Hurricane X (P5189) by a Bf 109 of JG51 on the afternoon of the 28 November 1940. Runnymede Panel 18 Age 23
2053 PattersonPeter JohnMid (FAA)FAABritish242 Sqd

HurricaneKIA1940-08-20 Age 19Hurricane I (P2976) on patrol with 242 Sqd 20 August 1940. Crashed into the sea off Winterton at 13:45hrs. Missing, cause unknown. Lee on Solent Memorial England

2054 PattersonRobert LawsonPlt Off77529RAFVRBritish242 Sqd

BlenheimMIA1940-07-18Flying convoy patrol in Blenheim IV (N3541) on 8 July 1940 and failed to return from the patrol. Two others R.Y.Tucker and L.H.M.Reece also perished in the aeroplane. R.L.Patterson was from Wormit, Fife. Runnymede Age 26
2055 PattinsonAberconway John SeftonFg Off40563RAFBritish616 Sqd

23 Sqd

92 Sqd

Spitfire/BlenheimWIA KIA1940-10-12Wounded when crashed attempting to land Spitfire I (P9371) after combat with Bf 109s over Gravesend 23 September 1940 at 10:00hrs. KIA 12th October 1940 when shot down by a Bf 109 over Hawkinge at 16:40hrs in Spitfire I (X4591). Poole Parkstone Cemetery Age 21
2056 PattisonJohn DavidFg OffRCAFCanadian1 Sqd (RCAF)

2057 PattisonJohn GordonFg OffNZ/39931RNZAFNew Zealander266 Sqd
DSO

DFC
SpitfireSurvivedPassed away on Friday 11th September 2009 age 92.Born on the 27th January 1917 in Waipawa. Shot down but managed to glide most of the way to the English coast near Dungeness. and only after 90 minutes picked up by Air Sea Rescue launch. Awarded DSO, DFC, Légion d'honneur. By the end of the war had completed 259 operational sorties. Retired as Squadron Leader in January 1946, Pattison returned to New Zealand to farm at Waipawa before retiring to Havelock North
2058 PattisonKenneth CliftonSgt742457RAFVRBritish611 Sqd

SpitfireWIA KIA1940-10-13Nottingham Southern Cemetery England Age 27

2059 PattulloWilliam BlairPlt Off43379RAFBritish151 Sqd

249 Sqd

46 Sqd

HurricaneWIA KIA1940-10-26North Weald Bassett St Andrew Churchyard Age 21
2060 PaulFrank DawsonSub Lt (FAA)RNVRBritish64 Sqd

SpitfireWIA KIA1940-07-30Badly wounded 25 July 1940 when Spitfire I (P9369) shot down off Folkestone in combat at 17:45hrs by Bf 109s. Rescued by the Germans but died of his wounds on the 30 July 1940. Hardinghen Churchyard France Age 24

2061 PavittHarold JohnSgt50901RAFBritish235 Sqd

BlenheimSurvived warDecember 1972 at Rochford.Born 9 February 1917. Joined the RAF in June 1935 as an Aircrafthand. Joined 235 Sqd at Bircham Newton on 18 September 1940 as a Sergeant WOp/AG. First operational sortie on 21 September 1940. Commissioned from Flight Sergeant in September 1942. No further details until he retired on 10 January 1958 as a Squadron Leader.
2062 PavlūOttoSgt (later FO)787702 117614RAFVRCzech1 Sqd

54 Sqd

222 Sqd

65 Sqd

310 Sqd Czech

HurricaneKIA1943-04-28Runnymede Panel 128

2063 PayneAlec DawsonSgt745798British610 Sqd

SpitfireDied
2064 PayneReginald IrvingAC21052320RAFVRBritish23 Sqd

BlenheimKIA1940-09-25Radio operator/air gunner of Blenheim L8369, stalled and crashed on approach to landing near Stourbridge. Treeton St Helen Churchyard Age 31
2065 PayneRoy AinleyPlt Off77789British602 Sqd

Spitfire
2066 PeachmentCharles Barton GowerPlt Off42022British236 Sqd

BlenheimDiedRetired as a Sqn Ldr in 1947
2067 PeacockDennis CharlesSgt (later W/O)754649RAFVRBritish605 Sqd

HurricaneKIA1942-09-15Hartlepool Stranton Cemetery England Age 21
2068 PeacockReginald JohnFg Off (later Sqd Ldr)40257RAFBritish235 Sqd

DFC
Blenheim5KIFA - see notes1943-02-05 Age 25Born 3 October 1917 London England. Joined RAF on a short service commission and began training on 23rd August 1937. After training at 1 FTS Leuchars he was posted to the FAA Pool at RAF Gosport. At the outbreak of war, Peacock was serving with 'A' Flight of 2 AACU Gosport. Appointed 'B' Flight Commander there on 7 September 1939. Joined 235 Sqd at Manston on 22 January 1940. On 12th May he destroyed a Me109 in the Hague-Hook of Holland area, on 27th June he destroyed a Me109 and damaged another over the Zuider Zee, on 3rd August he shared in the destruction of a He115 and on the 11th he shared a Me109. On the 18th, flying Blenheim IV L9446 (below), he destroyed a Ju88 over Thorney Island. DFC 13 September 1940). Peacock is the only Coastal Command pilot to achieve 'ace' status while flying the Blenheim. On 19th November 1940 his flight posted to RAF Aldergrove, where it joined a flight from 236 Sqd on the 21st to reform 272 Sqd. His first sortie with 272 was on 23rd November. On 20th August 1942 the squadron was reformed as 227 Sqd at Luqa, Malta. Killed as a passenger in Hudson EW877 of 117 Squadron which lost power on take-off and crashed at El Adem, Libya on 5th February 1943. Also lost were: F/Sgt. LJ Corfield, WO GW Dixon, Sgt. AG Eddy, F/Sgt. WH Gladwell, F/Lt. BG Hancorn, Sgt. HO Knowles, F/Lt. JH Manning, S/Ldr. DJ Passadoro, Sgt. TC Toy, Sgt. EJ Bergna. Tobruk War Cemetery Libya North Africa. Also on this flight: Maj Gen. H. Williams CB. CBE. DSC. MC. TD. Col. CFT Baker PBE. W/O. AG Eddy RAAF


2069 PeacockWilliam AlbertSgt808268RAF AAFBritish46 Sqd

HurricaneMIA1940-09-11Killed 11 September 1940 at 15:30hrs. Hurricane I (V7232) shot down over the Thames Estuary Runnymede Panel 18 Age 20
2070 Peacock-EdwardsSpencer RitchiePlt OffBritish253 Sqd

615 Sqd

DFC
HurricaneDied
2071 PearceLeonard Harold BorlaseSgt (later Flt Sgt)741920RAFVRBritish32 Sqd

615 Sqd

Hurricane1KIA1941-04-09Joined 32 Sqd early July 1940. Destroyed a Do 17 on the 15 August. Shot down 18 August in Hurricane I (R4106) while on patrol. Baled out slightly wounded following combat with Bf 109s of JG 26 near Canterbury, at 17:30hrs. KIA 9 April 1941. Kirby Wharfe St John the Baptist Churchyard Age 27
2072 PearcePeter GriffinSgt916157RAFVRBritish600 Sqd

Blenheim/BeaufighterKIA1941-12-15Fought in the Battle of Britain. KIA in Beaufighter II (R2312) 15 December 1941 after combat with a He 111 at 01:00 AM Runnymede Panel 27
2073 PearceRoySgt143995British29 Sqd

Blenheim
2074 PearceWilliam JohnSgt (later Flt Sgt)755517RAFVRBritish236 Sqd

23 Sqd

BlenheimKIA1941-11-05Runnymede Panel 37
2075 PearcyDennis JackSgt903249RAFVRBritish219 Sqd

BlenheimKIA1940-11-15Air Gunner Yeovil Cemetery Age 25
2076 Pearmain (Pearman?)Stanley JamesPlt Off78767British141 Sqd

Defiant

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2077 PearseLeslie LewisSgt142916British236 Sqd

Blenheim
2078 PearsonD ESgtBritish236 Sqd

Blenheim
2079 PearsonIan ForbesSgt745841RAFVRBritish65 Sqd

1940-10-16Strathmiglo Churchyard Age 20
2080 PearsonGeoffrey WilberforceSgt742740RAFVRBritish501 Sqd
HurricaneKIA1940-09-06Shot down and killed in Hurricane I (P3516) 6 September 1940 at 09:00hrs over the Ashford area of Kent. Lympne St Stephen Churchyard Age 21
2081 PearsonMBritish54 Sqd

Spitfire
2082 PearsonPhilipSgt (later P/O)119010RAFVRBritish238 Sqd

HurricaneKIA1942-05-29Alamein Memorial Egypt Column 249
2083 PeaseArthur PeterPlt Off72447RAFVRBritish74 Sqd

603 Sqd

SpitfireKIA1940-09-15Son of Sir Richard Pease from Richmond, Yorkshire. Studied at Eton and Cambridge Universities until he joined the R.AF. Joined 603 Sqd in July 1940 at Dyce near Aberdeen. Friends with Richard Hillary and D.M.Crook. 30 July 1940 he was credited with a half share in a He 111. 10 August 1940 Squadron moved to Hornchurch into the thick of the action. Shot down a Bf 109 on 3 September 1940 in the same action as his friend, Richard Hillary was wounded. Had lucky escape 7 September 1940, his Spitfire damaged in action over London and he made a forced landing at Hornchurch. Shot down and killed in Spitfire I (X4324) 15 September 1940 at 15:05hrs by a Bf 109 over Kingswood in Kent while he was attacking a formation of He 111s. Crashed a few miles South East of Maidstone.
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2084 PechaJSgtCzech310 Sqd Czech

Hurricane
2085 PeeblesWilliamSgt (later Flt Sgt)755887RAFVRBritish235 Sqd

BlenheimKIA1941-05-07Runnymede Memorial Panel 37 Age 19
2086 PeelCharles DavidFg Off90199RAF AAFBritish603 Sqd

SpitfireMIA1940-07-17Flying Spitfire (K9916) 17 July 1940 when he was reported missing the details of which are not known. He took off from Turnhouse and was not seen again. Runnymede Panel 6
2087 PeggeConstantine Oliver JosephPlt Off (later Sqd Lrd)41317British603 Sqd

610 (CO) Sqd

DFC & Bar
Spitfire8DiedJoined 610 Sqd in June. 8 July Pegge destroyed Bf 109 and on 12 August two more. 5 more kills before end of August, including three more Bf 109's. DFC 22 October 1940. Commanded 610 Sqd from December 1941 to the following February. Bar to DFC 29 January 1946.
2088 PembertonDavid AlwyneSqd Ldr33036RAFBritish1 Sqd (CO)

DFC
HurricaneKIA1940-11-03Shot down and killed W.Bäsell who was flying a Bf 109 from III Gruppe of JG 3 on the 18 August 1940. Broadway St Eadburgha's New Churchyard Age 28
2089 PenfoldPaul EricPlt Off77684British29 Sqd

BlenheimSt
2090 PenfoldWilliam DavidSgt115753British236 Sqd

Blenheim
2091 PenfordVernon William RexFlt Sgt52434British23 Sqd

BlenheimDied
2092 PenningtonDenis ArthurPlt Off41949British263 Sqd 245 SqdDFC
Hurricane
2093 Pennington-LeghAlan WilliamFlt Lt (later W/C)37687RAFVRBritish232 Sqd (CO)

248 Sqd

11 Sqd

Hurricane/BlenheimKIA1943-06-01Joined RAF January 1936. Posted to 9 FTS, Thornaby on 4 April 1936. Then posted to 43 Sqd at Tangmere on 1 October 1936. Detached to Kenley from 14th to 20th March 1939 for a Link Trainer Instructor Course and from 18th to 24th June 1939 he was at Mildenhall for a VHF Course. When 248 Sqd was reformed at Hendon in October 1939, joined it as a Flight Commander. Given command of 232 Sqd at Skitten on 1 October 1940 and led it until May 1941. He returned to the squadron in July and commanded it until October 1941. Early 1942 commanded 11 Sqd, operating in Blenheims in the Western Desert. Took squadron to Ceylon in March 1942. He was killed on 1 June 1943, as a Wing Commander. Shot down but was captured and murdered by bandits. The official report reads as follows: Blenheim Z7912 of 11 Sqd RAF, led a formation of two other aircraft on 1 June 1943 to bomb Kalemyo, Burma. During the bombing run at approx 0901 hours the starboard propeller of Z7912 was seen to fall off by the pilots in the other aircraft in formation, who followed the aircraft down to the Manipur river. The pilot of No. 2 in the formation called Z7912 on the R/T and Z7912 replied that he was going to follow the Manipur River. The aircraft was seen to jettison bombs and gradually lose height after turning away. The pilot of No. 2 aircraft later saw wreckage of what was assumed to be an aircraft in the Manipur River 26 miles north east of Haka approx 22.42N, 94.00E, with fire still issuing from only the wing tip above the water. Signs of a crash landing were seen on a sand pit but no sign of the crew. It was later established that the aircraft crashed at Kabani Sakan at 22.48N 93.58E, with no graves or bodies located after a search. Crew: W/Cdr. AW Pennington-Legh RAF, Flt. Lt. RJ Ingram RAAF DFC (Navigator/Bombaimer), Flt. Lt. B Burnley DFC RAAF (Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner). Singapore Memorial Column 423 Age 28 (see Allied Losses Database Z7912)

2094 PennycuickBruceSgt122315British236 Sqd

Blenheim
2095 PercyHugh HaroldPlt Off (later Flt Lt)74688RAFVRBritish264 Sqd

Defiant

Wikipedia discussion of Defiant tactics
KIA1944-05-22Runnymede Memorial Panel 203 Age 24
2096 PerkinFrederick StanleySgt104446British73 Sqd

421 Flt
HurricaneDiedBaled out of Hurricane I (V7445) 23 September 1940 after combat with a Bf 109 at 11:00 over Sheppy. He also flew with No 421 Flight.
2097 PerrinGeorges CamilleAdjutantFree French615 Sqd

249 Sqd

HurricaneDiedFree Frenchman of 249 Sqd wounded 12 October 1940. Baled out of Hurricane I (V7313) near Ewhurst Sussex after combat with a Bf 109 at 09:50hrs.
2098 PerryHarry ThomasSgt770435RAFVRBritish23 Sqd

BlenheimKIA1940-10-30Saffron Walden Cemetery Age 23
2099 PetersGeorge Charles BoyceFg Off40593RAFBritish79 Sqd

HurricaneKIA1940-09-29Killed 29 September 1940 at 18:30hrs. Shot down in Hurricane X (P5177) during combat with a He 111 over the Irish Sea. Rathnew Cemetrery Age 27
2100 PetersonOtto JohnPlt OffC/900RCAFUSA1 Sqd (RCAF)

Hurricane2KIA1940-09-27 Age 24Canadian pilot in 1 Sqd (RCAF) flying Hurricanes. Alberta-born Peterson joined RCAF before the war. Destroyed two aircraft during the Battle. During combat 27 September 1940 with Ju 88s and Bf 110s in Hurricane I (P3647) he was shot down and killed near Hever, Kent at 09:15hrs Brookwood Military Cemetery England

Born in Eckville, Atlanta, USA on 14th March 1915 and joined the RCAF on 7th November 1938. He was serving with No. 1 (RCAF) Squadron when it arrived in the UK on 20th June 1940. He claimed a Do17 damaged on 1st September, a Me110 damaged on the 4th, a Me109 destroyed on the 9th and shared a Do17 on the 25th. Peterson was shot down and killed in combat with Ju88s and Me110s over North Kent on 27th September. His Hurricane P3647 crashed at Hever, Kent.

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