Just to add that "Spitfire the History" has -
K9968 - 182 - FF 9.5.39; 602 Sqn 12.5; 66 Sqn c/d Dxfd 6.9 pilot killed; SOC rtp( reduced to produce).
I have also found a note that 31.11.39 - 602 - K9968 - F/L France pilot killed - Parts for GI.
Just to confuse things
There is alsothe entery for
K9986 which reads -
K9986 - 200 - MIII - FF GP 20.5.39; 66 Sqn 22.5 ;c/d at night Dxfd 6.9; SOC 18.9.
Beggers the question of a second pilot ?
Somewhere on this site I did ask about early Spitfire and Hurricane losses - I do not know off hand if this A/c was one that had answers ? but cannot find the thread in archive now.
All the best
Alex ....Read More.||Alex Smart on 4th October 2008 10:41:08|
thank you for your input. There was another casualty on this day , ML Hulton-Harrap 40116, of 56S. He was killed in the 'Battle of Barking Creek'.
On the face of it it looks as though there has been confusion between K9968 and K9986 which I will point out to Jim Halley.
I don't understand the Cherbourg thing either, there were no operations by FC on this day except 'The Battle of Barking Creek', according to Foreman.
DaveW ....Read More.||davew on 6th October 2008 05:13:45|
I think it is worse than that - 3 aircraft histories have become mixed up
K9868 - Del To 74 Sqn 18.2.39, Forcelanded in bad weather and overturned Cherboug 21.11.39. To 21 AD 30.11.39, SOC 9.2.40
K9968 - Del 602 Sqn 8.5.39; Stalled on landing, Church Fenton, 5/6/39; ROS ;Crashed
in forced landing neat Cherbourg 31.11.39; dismantled and parts Of Locking for GI
K9986 - Del 66 Sqn, 23.5.39. Crashed at night Duxford 6-9-39 - P/O D G B Paton of 66 Squadron Killed
I think the 'French' incidents to K9968 and K9868 have become mixed up - The dates are only 10 days apart and the location the same!
The only RAF Casualty on 21.11.39 (assuming Pilot killed) was HENRY NOEL MASTERTON - has anyone any information on his death - He was KOAS
That still does not explain what happened to K9968 ....Read More.||paulmcmillan on 6th October 2008 06:50:45|
|Spitfire K9968||Hi Dave,
Thank you for clearing up the details of Masterson and a Harvard.
Can we now all agree that -
K9986 of 66 Sqdn was that lost on the 6th Sept 39, in which P/O. D.G.B. Patton was killed.
That Don Thom RCAF was the pilot of the 74 Sqdn a/c K9868, that force landed in France on 21st Nov 39 . [ F/Lt. D.S.Thom P2880 a Hurricane of 1 Sqdn Shot down by AA on 25th May 40 Thom POW ]
And that K9968 of 602 Sqdn was lost on the 31st Nov 39 pilot to be yet named ?
I could find only one name in the CWGC for the 31st Dec 39 but he was not a pilot.
Alex ....Read More.||Alex Smart on 6th October 2008 01:56:46|