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Spitfire Ia R6880 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com

 Spitfire Ia R6880



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National Archives AIR81

Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/2586Pilot Officer M A Sims: injured; aircraft accident, Gloucester, Spitfire R6880, 4 Ferry Pilots Pool, 13 August 1940.C16471806

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Spitfire Ia R6880

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
Pilot OfficerMichael Anthony SIMS (42364) Pilot Spitfire Ia R6880  AIR81/2586 1940-08-134 FPP United KingdomTrowbridge Cemetery

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400813 - Unaccounted airmen - 13-8-1940What caused the death of following airmen. Left out burial locations because so many names involved. A - Killed on active service (while engaged on non-operational flying duties or on the ground through enemy action) may have been killed in air raid: AC2 James B. BRAWLEY - 986486 - 266 Sqn (Eastleigh, Hampshire) AC2 Joseph P. BRERETON - 997958 AC2 John H. BRETT - 928834 Cpl Albert H. CASSELEY - 13633 AC2 William J. CROTE - 1010974 Cpl George DEELEY - 326721 AC2 Harold S. HEAYES - 928835 AC2 Alfred V. HEDGES - 928825 AC2 Mervyn E. JOHNS - 648365 AC2 John A. JONES - 951462 S/Ldr Louis De L. LEDER - 11191 AC2 Joseph LEONARD - 928164 AC1 James McDONALD - 639844 P/O Arthur D. MOUNTSTEPHEN - 79753 AC2 Lionel J.A. MUNKS - 928833 AC2 John TUOHY - 1251644 AC2 Brinley WILLIAMS - 929009 AC2 Cecil WRIGHT - 636510 B - Died of wounds or injuries received on active service: AC1 Edwin G. ASKEW - 900240 C - Killed on active service: Sgt Leo C.R. HILL - 956258 F/Sgt William H.G. LOHAM - 365473 D - Killed/died this date but not listed Flight archives: Sgt (Obs) Denis W. BUTLER - 759274 E - Listed in Flight 29-8-1940 as being wounded or injured on active service, however killed 13-8-1940 and buried Trowbridge Cemetery: P/O (Pilot) Michael A. SIMS - 42364 Proposed aircraft losses for this day: Hurricane I - P2692 - 56 Sqn - shot down near Southend, Essex (In Vol.1 Fighter Command Losses: N2429 ? 'T' F/O P.F.M. Davies, wounded. Patrol. Baled out after attack by Me 110 over Sheppey 1620; swam ashore). AB Serials for N2429: 245 Sqn, to Admiralty 7.12.41) Master I - N7677 - 8 FTS - crashed on take-off at night 1 mile N of Edzell Spitfire I - R6830 - 4 FPP - crashed in forced landing Stapleford Abbots, Essex Spitfire I - R6880 - 4 FPP - hit balloon barrage Brockworth, Gloucestershire. F - Following names already on file as being killed in an air raid on Detling, Kent: F/O (Signals Offr) Harold M. ASPEN - 35328 - 53 Sqn Cpl (Fitter-I) William F. BATEMAN - 563962 - 53 Sqn AC2 (Fitter/Rigger) George BOOTH - 943762 - 53 Sqn AC2 Albert F. BROOKER - 1168029 AC1 Leonard E. BROOKES - 573086 LAC William COLLERTON - 526331 LAC (Fitter/Rigger) Arthur F. DANCASTER - 567998 - 53 Sqn G/Cpt Edward P.M. DAVIS - AFC - AM - Runnymede Panel 289 - O.C. 53 Sqn Sgt Haney C.R. HOPWOOD - 903368 - 500 Sqn S/Ldr James H. LOWE - 33119 Sgt Frederick MESSENT - 812073 - 500 Sqn AC2 William NEALE - 812304 - 500 Sqn LAC (Fitter-II) Ronald O'KELLY - 569631 - 53 Sqn S/Ldr (Flight Commander) Dennis C. OLIVER - 34109 - 53 Sqn Cpl (Fitter-I) John I. PRICE - 510925 - 53 Sqn Sgt (C/Rigger) William H.L. RICHARDS - 343318 - 53 Sqn AC2 (WOp) John W.S. SMITH - 644581 - 53 Sqn AC1 Leslie A. WATCHOUS - 812240 - 500 Sqn. Sorry for the long thread. Regards and thanks for your help. Henk. ....Read More.Henk Welting on 27th February 2008 11:27:54
400813 - Unaccounted airmen - 13-8-1940Hi Henk Not a lot - but I have P/O Sims as the pilot of Hurricane R6880 that collided with the balloon cable. Cheers Brian ....Read More.brian on 27th February 2008 02:09:42
400813 - Unaccounted airmen - 13-8-1940Firstly, Brian R6880 was definately a Spitfire and NOT a Hurricane See also http://fishponds.org.uk/puckle.html P/O (Pilot) Michael A. SIMS - 42364 Secondly http://www.raf.mod.uk/Bob1940/august13.html Aerodromes It would appear from reports to hand that Detling suffered the most severely. Several buildings were hit - 8 Blenheims are reported to have been destroyed and the casualties are said to be 10 killed and more than 40 injured. Andover was also attacked at 1700 hours on the 13th when approximately 12 bombs were dropped. Headquarters offices and officer's quarters were extensively damaged. One aircraft also damaged. The casualties are reported to be 2 killed and 1 injured. Eastchurch A heavy scale attack was reported and approximately 12 large craters and 6 small ones were made on the aerodrome. Aircraft at dispersal points were undamaged. Further reports will be issued as and when details are to hand. Casualties on Ground by Enemy Action: To RAF Personnel - 12 killed, 41 injured. To others - 23 killed, 177 injured. Andover appears to be Butler and/or Leder and/or Mountstephen - Though I note 2 Killed plus 1 injured = 3 Detling/Eastchurch for what Dick has already posted.. ....Read More.paulmcmillan on 28th February 2008 06:56:24


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