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Pilot Officer Douglas George Brenchin PATON (40315) of the Royal Air Force

Lost in aircraft Spitfire Ia K9986  

Death of Death 1939-09-06 .

Served in 66 Sqdn

Burial/Commemoration Details : Row B. Grave 5. at Whittlesford (Ss. Mary And And, United Kingdom

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National Archives AIR81

Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/1494Pilot Officer D G B Paton: killed; Spitfire K9986, 66 Squadron; crash landing, 6 September 1939.C16359525

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash 1939-01-01 06 Sep 39 Aircraft Name Spitfire Ia Serial Number K9986
Unit 66 Sqdn Operating Airfield Country United Kingdom
Aircrew details
Source Henk Welting's Database

Other Aircrew lost in Spitfire Ia K9986

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
Pilot OfficerDouglas George Brenchin PATON (40315) Pilot Spitfire Ia K9986   1939-09-0666 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomWhittlesford (Ss. Mary And And

Related Posts in RAF Commands Forum

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Spitfire K9968P/O D G B Paton of 66 Squadron was killed on this date. Unless someone can attribute a different aircraft to him, it seems likely that he was in K9968. A ....Read More.Amrit on 3rd October 2008 03:41:48
Spitfire K9968Dave 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

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