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    Default Sgt. Butt, 603 Sqn, shot down 14 November 1940

    Can anyone identify the forename/s of one Sgt. Butt of 603 Squadron, who the RAF Hornchurch ORB identifies as being shot down after being bounced by two Me109s of III/JG51 on 14 November 1940? Butt apparently force-landed at Martlesham Heath with Cat. 3 damage and superficial injuries.

    Not listed in Franks' FCL and identified without name in Foreman's 'BoB, The Forgotten Months'. Nothing immediately obvious on CWGC, Ross' POW list, or in a Google search.

    Does anyone have the 603 Squadron ORB or any more info that might identify this chap, please?

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    Steve
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    Hi Steve,

    The man you after is: 566159 Sgt Alfred Denmark BURT.

    On 14 November (1940), there were two large attacks, one in the morning the other in the afternoon. Both against shipping in the estuary. From Rochford the Squadron (603), took off on patrol and were bounced by 109s. As the German fighters dived through them Sergeant Alf Burt was wounded. On landing he was taken to hospital.

    See:
    'The Greatest Squadron of Them All':The Definitive History of 603 (City of Edinburgh) Squadron,RAUXAF.Volume I. Formation to the End of 1940.
    Ross,D.,Blanche,B. & W Simpson.
    London:Grub Street,2003
    p.295

    Col.
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    Hi Col

    You're up late, too! Thanks for the quick answer. I had a feeling it could also have been a spelling error. Thank you for the clarification.

    Good night
    Steve
    41 (F) Squadron RAF at War and Peace, April 1916-March 1946
    http://brew.clients.ch/41sqnraf.htm

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