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    Default 28 June 1942,Wilmington Sussex

    At 21.25 hours a SPITFIRE of 611 Squadron from KENLEY crashed near WILMINGTON Aerodrome (Map ref. O.S. Sheet 134 - 988238) having been engaged in combat with a F.W. 190 over BEACHY HEAD - the Hun apparently having had the better

    Did this pilot force land this Spitfire, I believe 611 were by this date at Kenley?

    Dave

    The Wilmington aerodrome was a 1930s recreational flying site just to the west of Wilmington cross roads

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    Hello Dave,

    From FCL vol 2.
    611 Sqn
    Spitfire VB - BM301 - Scramble, off Hastings, evening.
    Engaged Fw190's of JG26; crash-landed at Eastbourne and broke an arm.
    A/c written off.
    Pilot Free French.
    Sgt. Guilloux.

    Alex

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    Our friend PL-T gives the location as 100 yds NW of Milton Gate railway crossing Wilmington

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    The local paper (from Peter Longstaffs book)

    Says
    On Tuesday August 31 at 4pm, after being shot down over the Channel by three Fw 190s, French pilot M. Guilloux crashed and wrecked his spitfire BM301 100 yards north west of Milton gate railway crossing, close to the defunct Wilmington airfield

    The date can we recheck it please?

    Dave

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