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1940

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Bail-Outs for
1940

Bail-Outs for 1940 part I    
Bail-Outs for 1940 part III  
Bail-Outs for 1940 part IV

 

Ejections for 1940

1941 >>>>

Date crew who bailed out position notes status Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial

based

mission cause crashed
1st June 1940 P/O K Manger pilot returned by ship OK
RAF
Hurricane I   17 Sqn Patrol    
2nd June 1940 Sgt D A C Hunt pilot returned OK
RAF
Spitfire I N3028 66 Sqn Patrol.    
2nd June 1940 Sgt F N Robertson pilot returned OK
RAF
Spitfire I N3033 66 Sqn Patrol.    
2nd June 1940 P/O R R Wilson pilot pilot landed inland near Mauston OK
RAF
Hurricane I  L 1661 111 Sqn Patrol.  fight with enemy fighters aircraft crashed into the sea
6th June 1940 Sgt R J W Brown pilot returned to England slight injuries
RAF
Hurricane I  P2885 111 Sqn Escort. Blenheim escort to Abbeville engaged by Me 109s  
7th June 1940  F/Lt T Rowland pilot took off 1100 Wounded
RAF
Hurricane I  L2116 43 Sqn Patrol Amiens attack by Me 109  
7th June 1940 Sgt H J L Hallowes pilot took off 1100 OK
RAF
Hurricane I N2585 43 Sqn Patrol Amiens set on fire by Me 109  
7th June 1940
1st bale out

Pilot Officer Charles Anthony “Tony” Woods-Scawen
pilot took off 1100
see also
13th August 1940
16th August 1940
2nd September 1940
OK
RAF
Hurricane I L1726 43 Sqn Patrol R Somme Shot down by Me 109  
8th June 1940 P/O D H Blomely pilot took off at 1100
returned
OK
RAF
Hurricane I P3315 151 Sqn Patrol France Hit by AA fire over France
18th June 1940  P/O Leslie Wright pilot took off at 1600 Killed
RAF
Hurricane I P3313 151 Sqn Escort & Patrol combat with He-111s over France
18/19th June 1940  S/Ldr J S O'Brien pilot   OK
RAF
Blenheim I  ? 'X' 23 Sqn Night Patrol   near Newmarket.
 P/O C King‑Clark   struck propellor Killed
Cpl D Little   died in aircraft Killed
18/19th June 1940 ???? pilot   ????
RAF
 Blenheim I  'S' 23 Sqn Night Patrol. Shot down during combat early am  
Sgt Alan Croxton Close     Killed
LAC L R Karasek     OK
27th June 1940 Sgt Ronald Revan McQueen pilot took off 1015
picked up dead from the sea
Killed
RAFVR
Hurricane I   79 Sqn Escort to St Valery    
28th June 1940 F/O Kenneth Edward Newton pilot took off 1730 Killed
RAF
Hurricane I  P3322 151 Sqn Patrol combat with Me 109 over the sea
30th June 1940 S/Ldr E M Donaldson pilot took off 1335
rescued
OK
RAF
Hurricane I P3787 151 Sqn Convoy Patrol    
                       
8th July 1940 P/O J E R Wood pilot rescued died of wounds
RAF
Hurricane I   79 Sqn Scramble
1515
Shot down  by Me 109s off Dover
9th July 1940
took off 1140
S/Ldr G C Lott pilot lost an eye wounded
RAF
Hurricane I P3464 43 Sqn  Patrol Shot down by Me 110 Fontwell racecourse
9th July 1940
took off 1140
P/O J Cruttenden pilot   OK
RAF
Hurricane I   43 Sqn Patrol engine caught fire following combat with Do 17 near Beachy Head
The Battle of Britain PHASE ONE ‑10th July to 7th August 1940
Channel Battles and testing out Britain's Defences
10th July 1940
1300
F/O T P K Higgs pilot   drowned
RAF
Hurricane I P3671 111 Sqn Patrol collision with Do 17of 3/KG2  off Folkestone
11th July 1940
1815

1st bale out


S/Ldr Peter W. Townsend
pilot See also 31st August 1940

rescued by ship

OK
RAF
Hurricane I LP2716'F'  85 Sqn Patrol Shot down  attack on Do 17 of II/KG2 off Harwich
11th July 1940 Sgt F J P Dixon pilot   drowned
RAF
Hurricane I N2485 501 Sqn Patrol shot down by Me 109 0800  off Portland
11th July 1940
F/Lt Philip Henry Barran
pilot wounded and burned died later
RAF
Spitfire I L1069 609 Sqn Convoy Patrol Shot down by Me 109 of JG27,1810 off Portland Bill
14th July 1940 P/O Michael Robert Mudie pilot rescued died 15th July
RAF
Hurricane I  L1584'G' 615 Sqn Convoy Patrol Shot down by Me 109 of JG51, 1530 off Dover
15th July 1940
Sub‑Lt(A) Henry George Kenelm Bramah
pilot badly wounded in the arm, rescued by HMS Scimitar Injured
RAF
Hurricane I N2541 213 Sqn Patrol attack on Do 17, 1320. Portland, aircraft off Dartmouth, Devon
18th July 1940 F/Lt F J Howell pilot rescued by Navy OK
RAF
Spitfire I  86634  609 Sqn Patrol combat with  Ju 88 off Swanage,1515 south of Poole
19th July 1940 F/Sgt G Turner pilot badly burned  Wounded
RAF
Hurricane I P3144 32 Sqn Patrol in combat with Me 109 at 1625 over Dover, a/c crashed at Hougham
19th July 1940 F/Lt J W C Simpson pilot   Wounded
RAF
Hurricane I P3140 43 Sqn Patrol Shot down by Me 109 of JG27, 1715 near Selsey
19th July 1940
Sgt
James Alan Buck
pilot wounded drowned
RAF
Hurricane I P3531 43 Sqn Patrol Shot down by Me 109 of III/JG27, 1715 off Selsey
19th July 1940 F/Lt M J Louden pilot did he crash land aircraft ?? Wounded
RAF
Defiant l  L7001 141 Sqn Convoy Patrol combat with Me 109 of JG51 over the Channel, 1245 Hawkinge
P/O E Farnes Air Gunner baled out and rescued OK
19th July 1940 P/O J R Gardner pilot rescued Injured
RAF
Defiant I L7016 141 Sqn Convoy Patrol Shot down by Me 109 of JG51, 1245 off Dover
P/O Dudley Malins Slatter Air Gunner died in aircraft Killed
19th July 1940

 

P/O I N MacDougall pilot force‑landed damaged aircraft OK
RAF
Defiant I L6983 141 Sqn Convoy Patrol Attacked by Me 109s off Dover
 Sgt John Francis Wise

CWGC gives date as 19th August 1940

Air Gunner baled out and lost Killed
RAFVR
20th July 1940 F/O Joseph Frederick John Haworth pilot   Killed
RAF
Hurricane I P3964 43 Sqn Scramble combat at 1800 south of the Needles
20th July 1940

2nd bale out

P/O G Keighley pilot See also 31st May 1940 Wounded
RAF
Spitfire I N3201 'S' 610 Sqn Patrol combat with Me 109 of JG51, 1830 Wootton, Kent
21st July 1940 P/O J L Kemp pilot rescued by Navy destroyer OK
RAF
Spitfire I N3184 54 Sqn Convoy Patrol engine failure east of Clacton
24th July 1940 name unknown pilot    
Luftwaffe
Me 109       shot down by Colin Gray 8 miles east of Margate
28th July 1940 Sgt E A Mould pilot   Wounded
RAF
Spitfire I P9336 74 Sqn Patrol Shot down by Me.109 of JG26 off Dover
28th July 1940 P/O T S Wade pilot See also 19th August 1940 and 25th June 1941 OK
RAF
Spitfire I N3287 92 Sqn Night Patrol bad weather
while patrolling Swansea Bay, 0350
over Exeter
NOTE

On 3rd April 1951 Squadron Leader T. S. "Wimpey" Wade, the chief test pilot of Hawker Aircraft, was killed in a Hawker P1081 prototype jet fighter when it crashes near Lewes in Sussex. He landed still in his  ML Aviation produced "Malcolm" Ejection Seat and died of his injuries

31st July 1940 P/O R S Don pilot   Injured
RAF
Hurricane I P3646 501 Sqn   combat with Ju 87s and Me 109s, 1900 over Dover
NOTE

   ##th August 1940 - Fighter Command lost ## aircraft - # successful bale-outs.
   Of the ## crew involved ## were killed, # were safe of whom # was slightly injured

Date crew who bailed out position notes status Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial

based

mission cause crashed