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


Circumstances of Death: Lost in aircraft Spitfire Ia K9986
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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 (Map)

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

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date: 06 Sep 39 Aircraft: Spitfire I K9986 Unit 66 Sqdn Airfield /Crash Location , UK
SourceHenk Welting's Database
Aircrew details Plt Offr Douglas George Brenchin PATON +(40315)
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Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Pilot OfficerDouglas George Brenchin PATON (40315) Pilot Spitfire Ia K9986  Forum Post 1939-09-0666 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomWhittlesford (Ss. Mary And And

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390906 - Unaccounted Airmen- 06-09-1939Hello, 390906 - Unaccounted Airmen- 06-09-1939 From Henk's List - EGYPT WANSTALL, Frederick William - AC1c - 547434 - RAF - 208 Sqn. Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. From CWGC - UK HULTON-HARROP, Montagu Leslie - P/O(Pilot) - 40116 - RAF - 56 Sqn North Weald Bassett ( St. Andre ) Churchyard, Essex. [ Hurricane I - L1985 - 56 Sqn ]. PATON, Douglas George Brenchin - P/O(Pilot) - 40315 - RAF - 66 Sqn. Whittlesford ( SS. Mary & Andrew) Churchyard, Cambridgeshire. [ Spitfire I - 66 Sqn - K9986 ]. Alex ....Read More.Alex Smart on 31st October 2019 10:39:37
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