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    Default Spitifre P9331 - F/Lt Wilson 212 Sqn 7.6.1940

    This PR Spitfire of 212 Sqn suffered a glycol leak following take-off from Meaux near Paris on 7.6.40 for mission to photograph the railway line at Maastricht-Liege. Force-landed at Champagne airfield near Reims (Believed to be F/Lt ‘Tug’ Wilson, pilot). French were asked to destroy it but failed to do so and captured intact by Germans.”

    Can anyone fully identify this Pilot - The 'Tug' bit maybe incorrect

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    Paul

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    I think this is the person I want


    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/06/30/db3001.xml

    Louis Douglas Wilson (33295) known as 'Douglas'

    Fl Lt as of April 1940

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    Paul, that sounds like this chap too (as the details in the obit are identical)

    "After a very long day we reached Poitiers where we camped for the night. We had found an abandoned Fairy Battle aircraft on the airfield. It had a damaged wingtip; some of the ground staff made a temporary repair with a piece of fence and some fabric, Cards were drawn for a place on the aircraft and Flight Lieutenant Tug Wilson flew back Sergeants Walton and Ward, LAC Cook and Aircraftman Jim Muncie to Heston."

    From: http://www.bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar/stories/80/a2086580.shtml

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    Sorry for resurecting this thread

    But I have just found out (by accident) the Battle flown back was L5360

    F/Lt 'Tug' Wilson flew Battle L5360 RH-C abandoned by 88 Sqn at Poitiers, which was repaired by 212 (PR) back to Heston on 20 June 1940. Pax were: Sgt Walton, Sgt Ward, LAc Cook and LAc Jim Muncie

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