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    Default Sgt Henry Stanley Harrison VR905555, 92 sqn

    Hi there,
    On 21-8-41 Sgt Stan Harrison was taking off at noon at Biggin Hill on a Wing Sweep in a Spitfire Vb of 92 sqn when he collided with two Spitfires of 72 sqn who were also taking off. One of the 72 sqn Spitfires hit hit Harrisons a/c and sliced into the wing root and the cockpit. Sgt Harrison suffered fatal injuries and died in Orpington Hospital.
    Can anyone please ID the Spitfire Harrison was in and also the 72 sqn Spitfire and pilot..
    Thank you,
    Roy

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    I have Harrison's Spitfire as P8747 (it was repaired only to be lost on 8-6-44 with 63 Sqn F/O CN GALL (RNZAF) bailed out over Allied Lines


    92 Sqn also lost W3409 that day (Missing while escorting Blenheims 21-8-41 Sgt J Aherne killed) and W3330 returned to base with damage P/O PLI ARCHER slightly wounded in the legs aircraft repaired)


    Can't help with 72 Sqn aircraft I am afraid
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    Default Sgt Harrison

    Hi Paul,
    Thanks for a swift answer, I had been going through the W series Spitfires.
    Will have to see if any 72 sqn experts can help.
    Roy

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    Maybe someone has 72 Sqn ORB

    Or Swift to Battle Volume 1

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    Default Spitfire Vb, P8747

    Hi Paul,
    This a/c was Cat E in the accident on 21-8-41, but was rebuilt so, sadly there appears no reference to the cause of the accident.
    I have very little on 72 sqn but will look out for the book 'Or swift to battle'
    Thanks,
    Roy

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    Nothing in 'Swift To Battle Vol 1' for this date: neither in text or index. Author Tom Docherty is a member on here, send him a pm......tomdocherty72

    Robert.

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    Default Sgt Harrison.

    Hi Robert,
    Thanks for that, I will follow it up.
    On 9-8-41 Sgt Harrison claimed 1 - Me109F damaged in the Boulogne area at approx 1830hrs while with 92 sqn, does anyone know please what serial no. his Spitfire carried.
    Thanks to everyone.
    Roy

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    Default Sgt Harrison's claim

    He flew W3324 on August 9th.

    John Engelsted

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    Default Sgt Harrison

    Hello John,
    You are my hero. Thanks for this information.
    Best wishes,
    Roy

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    Default diana harrison

    Stanley Harrison was my uncle, my father Arthur Geoffrey Harrison's youngest brother, and my own brother John Stanley Harrison is currently copying correspondence, papers and photos to send for the squadron's records. I am very interested in any information about Stanley, I can just remember him visiting us before he returned to Biggin Hill and his subsequent death in 1943.

    Regards, Diana Bell (nee Harrison)

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