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    Default 245 Squadron casualty 1942 P/O A E Scott

    Hello gents,

    can anyone help with the incident in which P/O Alfred Enoch Scott (117308) was killed on the 19th August 1942?

    Cheers, Tom

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    Hi Tom,

    He was shot down by flak on the Dieppe Raid with Hurricane IIc HL669 from 245 Sqn.

    Source: Combats & Casualties RAF Fighter Command by Tony Wood.

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    Finn Buch

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    Thanks Finn, just the stuff!

    Cheers, Tom

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    He was killed after being shot down whilst carrying out a low level straffing run on the Dieppe seafront prior to the landing of Canadian forces at 05.15. 245 Sqn, together with 3 and 43 Sqn's were tasked to strafe the defences, but with 245 Sqn flying in last they suffered the heaviest losses. Off the eleven Hurricanes taking part, three were shotdown, one written off and six damaged (3 Sqn had two damaged and 43 Sqn lost two and had five damaged). This mission rendered 245 Sqn non-operational and it wasn't until 12.55 that they were able to resume operations (even then with only seven servicable aircraft).

    What is your interest in PO Scott? it seems that he may have been recovered by a naval vessel, but died of wounds onboard, though I've not been able to identify the vessel or confirm this was actually the case.

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    Gents,
    Have on file that he died of wounds after being recovered 04.45h by a Newhaven based HSL and may have been buried at sea.

    Henk.

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    Henk,

    I don't suppose you have the identity of the HSL?

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    Steve

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    Indeed Steve, otherwise I should have come up with the serial number. Sorry.
    Henk.

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    Henk,

    I guessed you didn't, but I thought no harm in asking.

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    Hi Steve, sorry i've only just read your message. My interest comes from an earlier accident he was involved in, near Shawbury in May 1940 when he force landed a Defiant after glycol leak. I was just interested in his cause of death for background information, but if you know any further details on the man himself or any photos of him i would be interested to know?

    Cheers, Tom

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    Tom,

    No further information I'm afraid, my interest at the moment is the Dieppe Raid, so what I've got is mostly about that days events.

    Regards,

    Steve

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