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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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2101 PettetAlexander HenryPlt Off85011RAFVRBritish248 Sqd

BlenheimMIA1940-12-13Runnymede Memorial Panel 9 Age 28
2102 PettitHenry WilliamSgt745645RAFVRBritish605 Sqd

1 Sqd

HurricaneKIA1941-02-02Runnymede Panel 50 Age 20
2103 PextonRichard DunningFg Off72150British615 Sqd
DFC
Hurricane
2104 PfeifferJan Piotr 'Fife'Plt Off76728PAFPolish257 Sqd

32 Sqd

HurricaneMIA1943-12-20Joined 32 Sqd 8 August 1940 and flew in Hurricanes. Also flew with 257 Sqd during the Battle of Britain.
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2105 PhilippartJacques Arthur LaurentPlt Off81628RAFVRBelgian213 Sqd

Hurricane6KIA1940-08-25Shot down a Ju 88 on 11 August 1940, three Bf 110s and a damaged Bf 110 on 15 August and another Ju 88 on 22 August 1940. Killed on 25 August 1940 when Hurricane I (V7226) shot down by a Bf 109 of JG 53 off Portland, at 17:30hrs. Baled out but was drowned.
Archive Report
Brussels Town Cemetery Belgian Airmen's Field of Honour

Belgium Aircrew Losses
2106 PhillipJamesSgt (later Flt Sgt)751714RAFVRBritish25 Sqd

BlenheimKIA1942-05-17Runnymede Panel 75 Age 21
2107 PhillipsAustinAC525665British604 Sqd

Blenheim
2108 PhillipsErnest RussellPlt Off83293RAFVRBritish25 Sqd

BlenheimKIA1941-02-14

Archive Report on the loss of this aircraft

Pilot. Gt Bircham St Mary Churchyard Age 28. Son of Frank and Mabel Phillips, of Twickenham, Middlesex.


2109 PhillipsNorman TaylorFlt Sgt365324RAFBritish65 Sqd

SpitfireKIA1940-08-08Killed 8 August 1940. Shot down over Manston in Spitfire I (K9905) by a Bf 109 of JG 26 at 11:40hrs. Chatham Maidstone Road Cemetery England

2110 PhillipsRandall Frederick PrenterSgt116899British602 Sqd

SpitfireDied
2111 PhillipsonJohn RossSgt (later W/O)650678RAFBritish604 Sqd

DFC
BlenheimKIA1943-01-05Wireless Operator/Observer. Moascar War Cemetery Egypt Age 20
2112 PhiloRobert FergusonPlt Off42433British151 Sqd

Hurricane
2113 PiątkowskiStanisławPlt Off76618PAFPolish79 Sqd

MLHurricaneKIA1940-10-25RAF Pembrey Hurricane N2708 - combat flight. In an unknown area it crashed into Carew Charlton. The pilot killed. Burry Port Cemetery
Archiwum Database
2114 PickeringJamesSgt117397RAFVRBritish64 Sqd

AFC

SpitfireSurvived war2004-10-06
2115 PickeringJohn HarcourtPlt Off (later Flt Lt)80821RAFVRBritish66 Sqd

Spitfire2WIAKIA1942-03-15 Age 21Rescued unhurt out of the sea off Aldeburgh 30 August 1940. Shot down in Spitfire I (R6715) by return fire from a Do 17 at 17:00hrs. Injured 11 October 1940 when Spitfire I (X4052) shot down by Oberst W. Mölders of JG 51 in a Bf 109 over Canterbury at 11:15hrs. Llantwit Major Cemetery Wales

Killed in mid air collision with P9500 flying Spitfire AR249.

Archive Report on the loss of this aircraft

Born on 28th October 1920. Son of Albert Edward and Gladys Elsie Pickering, of Reading, Berkshire. Grave inscription: 'Resurgam'. (I shall rise again)




2116 PickeringTony Garforth 'Pick'Sgt114471RAFVRBritish32 Sqd

501 Sqd

601 Sqd

131 Sqd

MiD

Air Efficiency

Hurricane1Survived war24th March 2016Shot down 11 September 1940 at 15:45 in his Hurricane X (P5200) over Maidstone in Kent. No injuries. True, genuine and a modest hero to Britain. Died Aged 70 years.

Born at Foxton, Leicestershire England 25 August 1920. Educated at Market Harborough Grammar School. April 1939 joined RAFVR at Coventry as an Airman u/t Pilo. Flying training at 9 E&RFTS Ansty. Called up on 1 September 1939. 3 ITW Hastings. To 15 EFTS Redhill on 23 November and then to 5 FTS Sealand on 27th April 1940. Posted from Sealand direct to 32 Sqd at Biggin Hill on 27 July and arrived there with two other newly-trained pilots, Sergeants RJK Gent and SAH Whitehouse. The CO, S/Ldr. J Worrall, concerned at their inexperience, sent them to 6 OTU on 3rd August. Having converted to Hurricanes they rejoined 32 later in August. Squadron was ordered north to Acklington for a rest. The CO, now S/Ldr. Crossley, said that Pickering, Gent and Whitehouse were not in need of a rest and they were posted to 501 Sqd at Gravesend on 27 August. In an action with Me109s over Caterham on 1st September Pickering was shot down in Hurricane P5200. He baled out, unhurt, and landed in the Guards Depot there, where he was initially suspected of being German. His aircraft crashed at Happy Valley, Old Coulsdon. 29 October a Me109 destroyed. Posted to 601 Sqd at Northolt on 20 December. On 14 February 1941 to 57 OTU Hawarden to be a test pilot at the MU there. Commissioned December 1941, Pickering became an instructor at 57 OTU on the 20th of the month. Returned to operations on 19 February 1943 joined 131 Sqd at Castletown as a Flight Commander. 7th January 1944 various appointments in the Exeter Sector, as Controller and Gunnery Officer among other things. On 11 February 1945 P posted to the Middle East and became a Squadron Commander at the B&GS, El Ballah. Returned to the UK in December 1945 and was released from the RAF later in the month as a Squadron Leader.


To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, HRH The Prince of Wales, patron of the Battle of Britain Fighter Association, commissioned the series of drawings by alumni and faculty of the Royal Drawing School. Drawing by Susan Wilson
2117 PickfordJames ThomasSgt175421British604 Sqd

Blenheim
2118 PiddLeslieSgt742636RAFVRBritish238 Sqd

HurricaneKIA1940-09-15Killed when baled out too low during combat 15 September 1940 at 15:00hrs in Hurricane I (P2836). Woodmansey St Peter Churchyard Age 22
2119 PiggOswald St JohnFg Off39678RAFBritish72 Sqd

SpitfireKIA1940-09-01Shot down and killed 1 September 1940 over Pluckley, near Ashford, Kent at 11:15hrs. Spitfire I (P9458) had been attacked by a Bf 109. Durham St. Oswalds Age 22

2120 PilchEdward RomanPlt OffP-1295PAFPolish302 Sqd Polish
Virtuti Militari

Krzyz Walecznych (x2)

Medal Lotniczy

Hurricane2.5KIA1941-02-20RAF Tangmere Hurricane R2687. Flight training. Plane caught fire in the air and fell to the ground near Arundel in Sussex. Chichester Cemetery Age 26
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2121 PilkingtonAlfredSgt1052307British23 Sqd

Blenheim
2122 PinckneyDavid John ColinFg Off (later Flt Lt)72520RAFVRBritish603 Sqd

SpitfireWIAKIA1942-01-23Wounded 29 August 1940 at 18:40hrs. Spitfire I (R6753) in combat with a Bf 109 near Dymchurch. He was slightly burned. Singapore Memorial Column 412 Age 24

2123 PinfoldHerbert MoretonFlt Lt37021RAFBritish56 Sqd (CO)

Hurricane1Survived war19th October 2009A colourful character! Born 5th February 1913. Joined the RAF September 1934. Posted to 5 FTS Sealand. To 6 Sqd at Ismailia, Egypt 5th September 1935. Posted to 64 Sqd at Martlesham Heath 19th March 1936. Joined 502 Sqd, Auxiliary Air Force at Aldergrove as Flying Instructor and Adjutant. To 3 FTS South Cerney 2nd July 1940 as an instructor followed by a refresher course at 5 OTU Aston Down on 11th August, converting to Hurricanes. Commanded 56 Sqd at North Weald 24th August 1940. He flew 14 operational sorties in the next five days, three in one day. The squadron only had nine operational pilots. On 1st September 56 was sent to Boscombe Down for replacements while remaining operational. On 30th September led the squadron to intercept a large raid heading for the aircraft factory at Yeovil. Destroyed a Do17 but hit by return fire, a glycol leak led to a forced landing at Warmwell. October 1940 Pinfold needed an annual medical examination at RAF Hospital, Halton. His Adjutant, F/O Hudson, drove him there for the appointment. This trip was planned to get a long overdue squadron mascot, a dog. Having imbibed a fair amount of beer, the pair returned with a monkey, immediately named 109. Visiting dignitaries were told the monkey was trained to sit behind a pilot, looking backwards, to tap the pilot on the shoulder when a German Me109 fighter appeared on his tail. The monkey never did get airborne and one day disappeared into the woods at dispersal. In mid-December 1940 the squadron returned to North Weald to take part in sweeps over France. Left the squadron on 17th January 1941 for instructor duties at 10 FTS Ternhill. From 2nd January to 16th July 1945 at RAF Staff College, then on the staff at Air HQ Kandy, Ceylon and later Singapore. Involved in examining a Soviet MiG-21 that had been flown to Sweden by a defecting Soviet pilot and handed over to the RAF. During a later thaw in the 'Cold War' Pinfold was able to meet his Russian counterparts, who asked for the return of the aircraft as a goodwill gesture. The RAF was happy to do this but by then the MiG had been dismantled with various areas sawn up to measure the qualities of the various metals. The components were loaded into a container and shipped to Russia, together with a bottle of whisky with a label tied to the neck saying 'Sorry !'.


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2124 PinkhamPhilip Campbell 'Tommy'Sqd Ldr37208RAFBritish19 Sqd (CO)

AFC

SpitfireKIA1940-09-05 Age 25Career officer in RAF since 1935. 17 Sqd flying biplanes then Meteorological Flight. January 1940 Pinkham took command of the Air Fighting School at St Athan, training pilots to fly Hurricanes. Pinkham was involved in training pilots of the Finnish Air Force to fly the Hurricane and in February 1940 a ferry flight was conducted from the UK to Finland to deliver a batch of Hurricanes. 10 June 1940 he took over command of 19 Sqd. July AFC for his flying training work. Shot down and killed 5 September 1940 at 10:15hrs. Spitfire I (P9422) was shot down by a Bf 109 over the Thames Estuary. Crashed at Birlink in Kent. Kingsbury St Andrew Churchyard England


Pinkham, from Roland Dibhah's Album




2125 PípaJosefSgt787510 145101RAFVRCzech43 Sqd

Croix de Guerre (France) ?

Military Cross

Hurricane2 + 1 x V1Died1977-01-02Died Swindon UK
2126 PiperArthur HowardSgt68149British236 Sqd

DFC
Blenheim
2127 PippardHarold AlfredPlt Off77365British29 Sqd

Blenheim
2128 PippetJohn GilbertP/O86347RAFVRBritish64 Sqd

SpitfireKIA1941-02-23Runnymede Panel 34 Age 21
2129 PisarekMarianFg Off (later W/C)P-1381PAFPolish303 Sqd Polish

Virtuti Militari lV Class

Virtuti Militari V Class

DFC

DFM

Krzyz Walecznych (x4)

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

Hurricane12MIA1942-04-29In the Polish Army, Marian Pisarek volunteered for the Air Force. During the German invasion of Poland in September 1939 he was credited with two enemy aircraft destroyed, one shared and one damaged. Arrived in France. Escaped to north Africa and then reached Gibraltar, before arriving in England in late June 1940. He converted to Hurricanes and joined 303 Sqd at Northolt on 21 August. Got a Bf 109 on 7 September, during the first mass German attack on London. Shot down by a Bf 109 and baled out, unhurt. His Hurricane fell in the back garden of 40 Roding Road, Loughton, Essex, killing three ARP personnel in an air raid shelter. The pilot, on landing, was treated roughly by Home Guard personnel until they accepted that he was Polish, not German. After destroying a Bf 109 on 15 September, Pisarek became joint ‘B’ Flight Commander on the 28th. On 5 October he got a Bf 110 and damaged another, and on the 7th he got another Bf 109. He went to 315 Sqd on its formation at the beginning of 1941 and moved to 308 Sqd, where he later took command. DFC in October 1941. He had already received a number of Polish decorations. Appointed to lead the Polish Wing at Northolt in April 1942. On the 29th of that month he was shot down by a German fighter while leading the Wing over France and probably crashed into the sea. He was not found. Polish Air Force Memorial at Northolt.

June 1940 arrived by boat. August 1940 with 303 Sqd Polish. Baled out 7 September 1940 at 17:05hrs. Hurricane I (R4173) was shot down by a Bf 109 over Loughton in Essex June 23 1941 Commander of 308 Sqd Polish. On April 17, 1942, he commanded 1st Pol wing in Northolt. Killed in Spitfire MB307 on sweep over France-Hardelot-Desvres-Marck area. At Le Trepod, the wing attacked 15 FW-190. His plane fell into the sea and sank together with the pilot. Polish War Memorial Northolt Age 30
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Portrait by Eric Kennington
2130 PitcherPaul BrookeFg Off (later W/C)Canadian401 Sqd RCAF

MiD

Hurricane1One victory during the Battle, damaging several others. Took command of the Squadron from December until March. Unusually, was discharged during the war, on the 28 November 1944, as a Wing Commander.

Paradie Canadian Archive Database
2131 PittmanGeoffrey EdwardPlt Off41614British17 Sqd
Hurricane
2132 PlantRonald EricSgt748027RAFVRBritish603 Sqd

SpitfireKIA1940-11-21Killed 21 November 1940 over Faversham, Kent. Spitfire II (P7387) in collision with a He 111 from KG53 at 12:30pm. Stoke St Michael Churchyard England Age 21

2133 PledgerGeoffrey Frank ColmanPlt Off (later F/O)79216RAFVRBritish141 Sqd

Defiant

Wikipedia discussion of Defiant tactics
KIA1941-04-04Air Gunner. Southend on Sea Sutton Road Cemetery Age 35
2134 PlenderleithRobertSgt139411British73 Sqd

DFC
HurricaneWIAWounded 11 October 1940 when Hurricane I (V6676) shot down by a Bf 109 over Frindsbury, Kent at 11:10hrs. Baled out with slight burns.
2135 PlummerRichard PryerFg Off39753British46 Sqd

HurricaneWIA KIA1940-09-14Wounded 4 September 1940 at 13:15hrs. Hurricane I (P3052) attacked by fighters. Baled out near Stambridge badly burned and died of his wounds 14 September 1940. Haywards Heath Western Road Cemetery Age 28

2136 PlzákStanislavSgt (later P/O)787502 102595RAFVRCzech310 Sqd Czech

19 Sqd

Hurricane/SpitfireMIA1941-08-07Surname also spelt as Plzak. Runnymede Panel 34

2137 PniakKarol(later Sqd Ldr)76707PAFPolish32 Sqd

Virtuti Militari

DFC

Krzyz Walecznyc (x4)

Medal Lotniczy

6Died1980-11-10Battle in 32 Sqd RAF. at Biggin Hill. Transfers to 306 Sqd Polish, in which he flew combat until April 1941. Controller Northolt RAF station until February 1943 From March 1943 part of Polish Fighting Team in North Africa, called 'Skalski's Circus' composed of 144 Wing RAF. November 28, 1944, commander of 308 Sqd Polish. Died age 70 Buried Szczakowa near Krakow.
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2138 PocockMaurice HenrySgt124960British72 Sqd

SpitfireWIAWounded in the arm and leg 1 September 1940 in Spitfire I (L1056) by Bf 109 over Beachy Head at 11:40hrs. Aircraft badly damaged in the combat, belly landed West Malling. Later promoted to Flight Lieutenant and became an air traffic controller.
2139 PollardJohn KennethSgt (later Flt Sgt)740815RAFVRBritish232 Sqd

HurricaneKIA1941-12-12Runnymede Panel 37
2140 PollardPhillip Selwyn CoveyFg Off41462RAFBritish611 Sqd

SpitfireKIA1941-06-22 Age 21Acting as top cover for bombers attacking Hazebrouck marshalling yards, his Spitfire was shot down by Me109’s and he was killed. Dunkirk Town Cemetery France

2141 PondArthur Herbert Dorrien 'Bill'Flt Sgt51845British601 Sqd

AFC MiDHurricane1Joined 601 Sqd 9 June and Scored 1 kill. Hearing problems, ceased to fly operationally in December 1940. Pond was Mentioned in Dispatches on the 29 September 1940.
2142 PontingWilliam AlanPlt Off79217RAFVRBritish264 Sqd

Defiant

Wikipedia discussion of Defiant tactics
KIA1940-08-24Pilot P/O J.T.Jones 264 Sqd and gunner (W.A.Ponting) killed on the 24 August 1940 at 12:40hrs off Ramsgate. Defiant (L6966) shot down in combat with a Ju 88 and a Bf 109s of JG 3. Runnymede Age 30
2143 PoolPeter DesmondPlt Off (later Flt Lt)83281RAFVRBritish266 Sqd

72 Sqd

SpitfireWIAMIA1942-08-19Wounded 11 October 1940 when Spitfire I (K9870) shot down off Deal, Kent at 20:00hrs by a Bf 109. He baled out hurt. Runnymede Age 26
2144 PooleEric Leonard RonaldSgt (later F/O)53222British604 Sqd

BlenheimJoined the RAF as an apprentice at 16. Flew in Blenheims with 604 Sqd during the Battle. Attained the rank of Flying Officer
2145 PopławskiJerzyPlt Off (later Sqd Ldr)76751PAFPolish111 Sqd 229 SqdHurricane5VM KW (x4) ML (x3)2004-06-21Flew Hurricanes with 111 Sqd and 229 Sqd. 5 kills confirmed and 2 damaged. Later promoted to Squadron Leader. Died Buenos Aires
Archiwum Database
2146 PorterEdward FrancisSgt (later Flt Sgt)542209RAFVRBritish141 Sqd

Defiant

Wikipedia discussion of Defiant tactics
KIA1941-07-02Pilot. Runnymede Panel 37 Age 21
2147 PorterJohn AnthonySgt116148British615 Sqd

19 Sqd

242 Sqd

Hurricane/SpitfirePoWFlew with 615 Sqd & 242 Sqd flying Hurricanes & 19 Squadron in Spitfires during the Battle. With 19 Squadron when shot down in Spitfire I (X4070) after chasing a Bf 109 to the French coast 15 September 1940 at 15:05hrs. Wounded and PoW.
2148 PorterOwen WellsSgt (later F/O)745146 146316RAFVRBritish111 Sqd

HurricaneKIA1944-07-31Battle of Britain. Born 1920 in Ilford, Essex. Joined the RAFVR March 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on 1st September 1939,. Training at 6 FTS Little Rissington. 6 OTU Sutton Bridge on 3rd August 1940. Converted to Hurricanes and joined 111 Squadron at Debden on 31st August. Flight Sergeant 'in Canada in 1942'. Posted to a flying school there as an instructor. CWGC entry stating 'husband of Joan M Porter of Rimbey, Alberta, Canada'. Commissioned in February 1943. Killed on 31st July 1944 as a Flying Officer with 21 Squadron, on Mosquitos from Thorney Island. Mosquito VI NS935 was shot down on a night intruder sortie while attacking a train. Porter, aged 23, and his navigator F/O JA Garrett were both killed and are buried in Morgny-la-Pommeraye churchyard, NE of Rouen, France.

Sgt. Owen Wells Porter(111 Sq.) later a F/O (Mosquito pilot)) with 21 Sq. KIA July 31, 1944. There is no mention of his final flight (or his aircraft #) in .21 Sq. ORB. Original RAF number was 745146.(in September 1939 it was 146316.) Buried Morgny la Pommeraye Churchyard France Age 23



2149 PosenerFrederick HyamPlt Off41735RAFSouth African152 Sqd

SpitfireMIA1940-07-20Son of J. Posener, POB 504, East London, South Africa. Shot down and killed in Spitfire I (K9880) 20 July 1940 by Bf 109 of III Gruppe of JG 27 flown by Oberleutnant Homuth off Swanage at 16:35hrs. Runnymede Panel 9
2150 PotterJohn AlfredSgt580179British19 Sqd

PoWWounded and taken Prisoner. Died 1977
2151 PoultonHarry Robert GodfreyPlt Off84925RAFVRBritish64 Sqd

DFC
SpitfirePoW Stalag Luft Barth Vogelsang

Archive Report on the loss of this aircraft

Captured and taken prisoner

DFC Citation 25th May 1943:

'Fl/Lt. Poulton has completed a very large number of sweeps over enemy territory in the course of which he has destroyed at least two enemy aircraft and damaged others'.

Born on the 19th September 1918 at Dorking in Surrey. Son of Harry Poulton (killed 8th October 1918, age 28) and Sylvia Olive Poulton (died 1974), of Abinger Hammer, Dorking, Surrey, husband of Nancie Dallyn. Retired on the 19th September 1968, passed away May 1998, age 70.

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2152 PoundReginald Robert CharlesSgt910960British25 Sqd

BlenheimWireless Operator
2153 PowellEdwinSgt548940RAFBritish25 Sqd

BlenheimKIA1940-11-21Runnymede Panel 18
2154 PowellRobin Peter ReginaldFlt Lt33278British111 Sqd

HurricaneDied
2155 PowellRonald JamesPlt Off84324RAFVRBritish248 Sqd

BlenheimKIA1941-07-02Runnymede Panel 34 Age 28
2156 PowellSydney William MartinSgt68136British141 Sqd

Defiant

Wikipedia discussion of Defiant tactics
Died
2157 PowellWSgtBritish25 Sqd

BlenheimBaled out safely 3 September 1940 at 11:15hrs. Blenheim I (L1512) shot down by a Hurricane over North Weald. The pilot P/O D.W.Hogg was killed.
2158 Powell-SheddenGeorge FfolliottFlt Lt33277British242 Sqd

DSO

DFC
HurricaneWIADiedInjured while on patrol, baled out Hurricane I (P2884) after being shot down by a Bf 109 while in combat with a Do 17 over the Channel on 15 September 1940 at 10:40hrs. The aircraft crashed at Lidmore, in Sussex
2159 PowerRichard MauriceFlt LtAustralian236 Sqd

Blenheim
2160 PrchalEduard MSgt (later Flt Lt)787982 112323RAFVRCzech310 Sqd Czech

255 Sqd

68 Sqd

Hurricane6Died1984-12-04Died St Helena USA
2161 PreaterStanley GeorgeSgt581299British235 Sqd

BlenheimDied
2162 PrevotLeon O JPlt OffBelgian235 Sqd

Blenheim

Belgium Aircrew Losses
2163 Priak (?)KPlt OffBelgian32 Sqd

257 Sqd

KIASlightly wounded 24 August 1940. Shot down over Folkestone by a Bf 109 and he baled out of Hurricane I (V6572).

Belgium Aircrew Losses
2164 PriceArthur OwenPlt Off77366British236 Sqd

BlenheimDied
2165 PriceJamesSgt130054British29 Sqd

DFM

BlenheimDied
2166 PriceNorman Albert JosephSgt745229British236 Sqd

Blenheim
2167 PriceRobert BucktonSgt (later Flt Sgt)532196RAFBritish73 Sqd

Hurricane/SpitfireKIA1941-11-15Alamein Memorial Column 242 Egypt Age 24

2168 PriestleyJohn SinclairP/O39934 (NZ39934)RNZAFNew Zealander235 Sqd

BlenheimKIA1940-08-30 Age 27John Sinclair Priestley was born in Wellington, New Zealand on 15th August 1913. Son of Josiah Oswald and Margaret Moore Priestley, of Plimmerton, Wellington, New Zealand. Brother to James Thomas Priestley, born 1904. He was educated at Kelburn School and Wellington College. Graduating in 1930 he was then employed as a clerk. He applied for an RNZAF short service commission in March 1939, was accepted but the scheme lapsed and he was not called up. Priestley volunteered for flying duties at the outbreak of war and entered the Ground Training School, Weraroa on 26th October 1939. He was posted to No. 1 EFTS, Taieri on 21st November and moved to No.1 FTS Wigram on 16th January 1940. Priestley was awarded his flying badge on 21st March and later passed out as a Sergeant-Pilot. In late May Priestley sailed for the UK in the SS Mataroa. Arriving on 10th July, he was posted to No. 1 (Coastal) OTU, Silloth on 27th July 1940 finding that he had been commissioned while in transit, with effect from 4th May. In August 1940 Priestley joined 235 Squadron which, although a Coastal Command Squadron, was flying in support of Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain. He flew his first operational sortie on the 22nd August. (Portrait in Wynn, K. (1981). The Battle of Britain: 10 July- 31 October 1940) He took part in two operations, both convoy escorts. Priestley took off in Blenheim IV L9262 on a non-operational flight on 30th August. He crashed at Barwick Farm, near Bircham Newton after going into a sustained spin and failing to recover. He and his gunner, Sergeant EA Graves, were both killed. Gt Bircham St Mary Churchyard
Courtesy Auckland Library Heritage Collection


2169 PríhodaJosefSgt (later F/O)110307RAFVRCzech1 Sqd

111 Sqd

313 Sqd Czech

DFC
Hurricane5MIA1943-03-06Runnymede Panel 129

2170 PritchardCharles ArthurFlt LtBritish600 Sqd

DFC
Blenheim2Flew one of the six Blenheims on 10 May 1940 which attacked Rotterdam airfield in daylight. Only one Blenheim returned to base. Pritchard shot down but managed to evade capture and return to England. On the night of September 15 -16 a Ju 88 was caught in searchlights. Pritchard was able to attack it and shoot it down. Took command of 600 Sqd in November. Scored another success at night in May 1941. DFC 24 June 1941.
2171 ProctorJackSgt (later Flt Sgt)741471RAFVRBritish602 Sqd

SpitfireKIA1941-04-18Stoke St Michael Churchyard England Age 24

2172 ProctorJohn ErnestPlt Off44131New Zealander32 Sqd

DFC & Bar
Hurricane11Pre-war pilot, went to France with 501 Sqd and claimed 7 kills. Posted to 32 Sqd on 10 July 1940.Shot down 2 Bf 110s on the 20th and Bf 109s on 12 and 24 August 1940. DFC 18 March 1941, Bar to DFC
2173 ProsserPercy RolloSgt755800RAFVRBritish235 Sqd

BlenheimKIA1940-12-16Runnymede Panel 18
2174 ProudmanDouglas HarrySgt (later Flt Sgt)635790RAFBritish248 Sqd

BlenheimWIA KIA1941-04-27Wireless Operator/Air Gunner Devizes Cemetery
2175 ProwseHarry Arthur RobinPlt Off42358British256 Sqd

603 Sqd

Spitfire1921-2010
2176 PtáčekRudolfSgt (later W/O)787434RAFVRCzech43 Sqd

615 Sqd

313 Sqd Czech

222 Sqd

602 Sqd

Hurricane2KIA1942-02-08Shot down off Pas de Calais, body not recovered. Runnymede Panel 73

2177 PüdaRajmundSgt (later Flt Lt)787623 69458RAFVRCzech310 Sqd Czech

605 Sqd

Hurricane5Died2002-03-17Died Henley UK
2178 PudneyGeoffrey BruceSub Lt (FAA)RNBritish64 Sqd

SpitfireKIA1941-08-26Lee on Solent Memorial Bay 1 Panel 7 England
2179 PughJohn StuartSgt120329British25 Sqd

DFC
Blenheim
2180 PughThomas PatrickFlt Lt (later W/C)40131British263 Sqd (CO)

DFC
HurricaneKIA1943-08-02Runnymede Panel 64 Age 23

2181 PushmanGeorge RupertPlt OffCanadian23 Sqd

DFC
BlenheimDied
2182 PuttAlan RobertFlt Lt37519British501 Sqd
HurricaneDiedBaled out Hurricane I (P3040) after combat over RAF Hawkinge with Ju 87s on 15 August 1940 at 11:30hrs. He escaped injury.
2183 PuxleyWilliam George VernonSgt117933British236 Sqd

Blenheim
2184 PyeJohn WalterSgtBritish25 Sqd

Blenheim
2185 PymanLawrence LeePlt Off72586RAFVRBritish65 Sqd

SpitfireMIA1940-08-16Force landed at Manston 14 August 1940. Aircraft full of with bullet holes. Shot down and killed in Spitfire I (K9915) on 16 August 1940 at 17:30hrs. He was over the Channel near Deal, Kent. Calais Southern Cemetery France Age 23
2186 PyneColin CampbellSgtNew Zealander219 Sqd

BlenheimDied
2187 QuelchBasil HSgt (later Flt Lt)British235 Sqd

BlenheimFlew Blenheims with No 235 Squadron during the Battle. Later promoted to Flight Lieutenant.
2188 QuillJeffery KindersleyFOBritish65 Sqd

OBE

AFC

Spitfire0.51996-02-20Born 1913. Joined RAF 1931 on a short service commission. Test pilot for Supermarine. Joined 65 Sqd 5 August 1940 during the Battle to see how to improve the Spitfire in combat. Very active member of the Squadron. At around 13:30hrs on 18 August he helped Ernest Glaser to shoot down a He 111 flown by Rudolf Ahrens from I Gruppe of Kg 1. Left Squadron 24th August 1940 to return to Supermarine. Flew a captured Bf 109 and commented in his book ('Spitfire a Test Pilot's Story') that had he flown one sooner, he would not have had so much respect for them.



2189 QuinnJSgtBritish236 Sqd

Blenheim
2190 RabagliatiAlexander Coultate 'Sandy'Flt Lt Later W/C)37209RAFBritish43 Sqd

DFC
HurricaneKIA1943-07-06Flying a 4 Cannon Hurricane I ((V7360) PO B) on 5 September 1940 and shot down a Bf 109 with it. Runnymede Panel 118
2191 RaboneJohn Henry MichaelFg Off90226British604 Sqd

Blenheim
2192 RadomskiJerzyPlt OffP-1427Polish303 Sqd Polish

Virtuti Militari

Krzyz Walecznych (x4)

Medal Lotniczy (x4)

Hurricane3Died1978-12-17Instructor pilot 58 OTU, then returned to flying duty. in 1941 in 308 Sqd Polish and in 1942 in 316 Sqd Polish. Putney Vale Cemetery Age 63
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2193 RadwańskiGustawPlt Off76708PAFPolish151 Sqd

56 Sqd

607 Sqd

Krzyz Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy (x4)

Hurricane1961-10-1001.07.-31.10.1940 actively participated in the Battle of Great Britain. 1942-02-13 RAF Northolt in Spitfire W3513- ship spotting in the Gravelines area, he collided over White Farm about 5 miles from Maidstone with Spitfire pilot Jan Władysław Musiał 782995), who was killed. Radwanski suffered minor injuries. Died in London Age 48
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2194 RafterRFPOBritish603 Sqd

Spitfire
2195 RafterWilliam Pearce HoughtonPlt Off42572RAFBritish603 Sqd

SpitfireWIAKIA1940-11-29Wounded 5 September 1940 at 10:00hrs. Spitfire I (X4264) shot down in combat with a Bf 109 over Biggin Hill. Kilsyth Cemetery Scotland Age 28

2196 RaineWoodrowSgt754118RAFVRBritish610 Sqd

SpitfireKIA1941-08-21Longuenesse St Omer Souvenir Cemetery France Age 22

2197 RainsDouglas NormanSgt641910RAFBritish248 Sqd

BlenheimKIA1942-08-12Wireless Operator/Air Gunner. Poynton St George Churchyard Age 23
2198 RallsLeslie FrancisSgt48668British605 Sqd

Hurricane1916–1976
2199 RamsayJohn BasilPlt Off41204RAFBritish151 Sqd

HurricaneKIA1940-08-18 Age 21Joined 151 Sqd 29 July 1940 after converting to Hurricanes. 18 August 1940 at 17:30hrs failed to return from a patrol in his Hurricane (R4181) and was reported Missing. In 1983 a Hurricane crash site was excavated and found to be Ramsay's. His remains were still in the cockpit and were buried with full military honours on the 25th of October 1983. Brookwood Military Cemetery England

2200 RamsayJohn StrachanSgt968956RAFVRBritish235 Sqd

BlenheimKIA1941-04-27Runnymede Panel 51 Age 28

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