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    Default P/O T.C. Hey 64 Sqn RAF, lost 1 June 1940.

    Hallo all,

    Could anyone please help me with the circumstances surrounding the loss of P/O Thomas Charles Hey ( 43169 ) of 64 Squadron RAF ?

    He was flying a Spitfire during a squadron patrol over Dunkirk on 1 June 1940. Presumably his aircraft crashed in the sea. Unusually for this battle he is buried today in the Sage War Cemetery in North Germany. So possibly his body was found washed ashore in the Frisian Islands ?

    It is also unclear as to what Spitfire he was flying that day. Sometimes no serial number is given while some publications record that he was flying P9449. However this serial is unlikely to have been his mount as it was only delivered to 64 Squadron on 2 June 1940, and apparently it was lost on 5 July 1940 (P/O D.K. Milne KIA). The was a very useful thread on this latter pilot in this forum during March 2008 which also involved P9449.

    Does anyone have access to the 64 Squadron ORB for that period ?
    Any help will be much appreciated.

    Regards,

    Martin Gleeson.

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    Martin,

    I have seen L1053 quoted as Hey's aircraft.

    Spitfire Production log shows:
    FF 11-7-39 9MU 13-7-39 611S 9-9-39 64S 19-3-40 Missing presumed shot down by Bf109s over Dunkerque 1-6-40

    Martyn

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    Hallo Martyn,

    Thanks for that information. I have never seen L1053 associated with Hey before but it seems to make sense.

    Regards,

    Martin.

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