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    Default William Arthur "Bill" Waterton AFC & Bar, GM (18 March 1916*– 17 April 2006) 42288

    I am reading Empire of the Clouds by James Hamilton-Patterson and his has a chapter on Bill Waterton and he has access to his log book and archive


    He says he was with 242 Sqn when he was hit over Dunkirk late May 1940 he quotes the serial as Hurricane L1852 he was badly injured and in hospital for 3 months

    A knowledgable contact of mine says this

    “Hi Paul. L1852 was not with 242sqd but 229sqd. The only info I have at moment is that it was damaged in combat over Dunkirk on the 29th of may . Pilot unknown at present. Aircraft went to 10 mu on the 6th of June 40.”

    Waterton wiki page says Incident was May 25th


    Can anyone clear all this up ?

    Thanks Paul

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    Interesting – and forthright – character!! Did a year (1943/44) on 1409 (Met) Flight out of Docking/Langham! Big article on Wiki on him!
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