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1940

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Bail-Outs for
1940

Bail-Outs for 1940 part I    
Bail-Outs for 1940 part II   
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
The Battle of Britain PHASE TWO ‑ 8th August to 6th September 1940
NOTE

   8th August 1940 - Fighter Command loses 20 aircraft - no recorded bale-outs.
   Of the 23 crew involved 19 were killed, 2 were injured and 2 safe

9th August 1940 F/O S P le Rougetel pilot rescued OK
RAF
Blenheim If  L8679 'BQ‑O' 600 Sqn Night Patrol Engine failure Westgate
Sgt E C Smith observer swam ashore at Wesgate  
NOTE

   9th August 1940 - Fighter Command lost 2 aircraft - 2 successful bale-outs.
  Of the 3 crew involved 1 pilot was killed, 2 were safe

11th August 1940  P/O P C F Stevenson pilot rescued by MTB OK
RAF
Spitfire I  P9393 74 Sqn Patrol combat withMe 109s near Dover 0810
11th August 1940 P/O J R Cock pilot slightly injured, swam ashore OK
RAF
Hurricane I V7233 87 Sqn Patrol Shot down off Portland Bill 1050
NOTE

   11th August 1940 - Fighter Command lost 28 aircraft - 2 successful bale-outs.
   Of the 28 crew involved 25 were killed, 3 were safe of whom 1 was slightly injured

12th August 1940
P/O A Geoffrey Page
pilot rescued by tender and the Margate lifeboat, 1750
badly burned

[founder member of Guinea Pig Club]

 Wounded
RAF
Hurricane I P2970 'X' 56 Sqn Patrol Shot down attacking Do 17s north of Margate
12th August 1940 P/O A G Donahue pilot burned Wounded
RAF
Spitfire I X4018 64 Sqn Patrol Shot down by Me 109 over south coast. A/c crashed at Sellindge
NOTE

   12th August 1940 - Fighter Command lost 20 aircraft - 2 successful bale-outs
   Of the 20 crew involved 11 were killed, 5 were safe, 4 injured (including the 2 pilots who baled out with  burns)

13th August 1940
2nd bale out

Pilot Officer Charles Anthony “Tony” Woods-Scawen
pilot see also
7th June 1940
16th August 1940
2nd September 1940
OK
RAF
Hurricane I   43 Sqn      
13th August 1940 F/Lt T P Dalton‑Morgan pilot slightly wounded Wounded
RAF
Hurricane I P3972 43 Sqn Patrol combat with He 111 Cocking Down, 0650
13th August 1940 P/O C C O Joubert pilot slightly injured OK
RAF
Hurricane I P3479 56 Sqn Patrol attack by Me.l10 Rochford, Essex, 1615
13th August 1940 F/O P F M Davies pilot pilot badly burned Wounded
RAF
Hurricane I  N2429 ? 'T' 56 Sqn Patrol after attack by Me'l10 Sheppey at 1615
13th August 1940 Sgt P Hillwood pilot swam ashore OK
RAF
Hurricane I 84093 'P' 56 Sqn Patrol combat with Me.l10s  Sheppey 1620;
13th August 1940
F/Lt Stanislaw Brzezina
pilot
(Polish)
  OK

RAF
Spitfire I N3091 74 Sqn Patrol combat with Do 17 Thames Estuary 0705
13th August 1940 P/O H C Mayers pilot Slight shrapnel wounds. Rescued by MTB OK
RAF
Hurricane I P2690 601 Sqn Patrol Shot down over Portland, 1215  
14th August 1940 Sgt G Atkinson pilot   OK
RAF
Hurricane I P3310 151 Sqn Patrol  combat with Do 17s at 0700 off Christchurch
15th August 1940
F/Lt Mark Henry Brown
pilot slight injuries; rescued by trawler OK
RAF
Hurricane I P3047 1 Sqn Patrol Shot down off Harwich 1500  
15th August 1940 P/O D H Grice pilot burned but rescued by MTB Wounded
RAF
Hurricane I N2459 'C' 32 Sqn Patrol combat with Me 109, 1525 south of Harwich
15th August 1940 F/Lt A C Deere pilot   OK
RAF
Spitfire I 86981 54 Sqn Patrol combat with Me 109, 1900 near Ashford
15th August 1940 F/O M B Fisher
or is this
Sgt Michael Oakley Fisher recorded in cwgc as 15/8/1941
pilot   killed
RAF
Hurricane I P3944 111 Sqn Patrol combat with Ju 88 1750. Selsey Bill
15th August 1940 P/O C G Frizell pilot   OK
RAF
Hurricane I L1703 257 Sqn Patrol fire in the air near Edgware, northern London
15th August 1940 ??? pilot    
RAF
Spitfire I  P9363 234 Sqn Patrol combat with fighters 1825 Twyford
15th August 1940 P/O Francis Walter Cale pilot baled out into the River Medway and drowned. killed
RAF
Spitfire I N3168 266 Sqn Patrol Shot down 1850 near Maidstone
15th August 1940 F/Lt J A A Gibson pilot see 29th August 1940 OK
RAF
Hurricane I P3582 501 Sqn Patrol combat with Ju 87 1130 over RAF Hawkinge
15th August 1940 F/Lt A R Putt pilot   OK
RAF
Hurricane I P3040 501 Sqn Patrol combat with Ju 87s 1130 over RAF Hawkinge
15th August 1940 F/O G N S Cleaver pilot   Wounded
RAF
Hurricane I P3232 601 Sqn Patrol 1750 over Winchester
16th August 1940
3rd bale out

Pilot Officer Charles Anthony “Tony” Woods-Scawen
pilot see also
7th June 1940
13th August 1940
2nd September 1940
OK

Injured


RAF
Hurricane I N2521 43 Sqn Patrol combat with Ju 87 over Sussex coast
16th August 1940 Sgt J L Crisp pilot pilot broke thigh Injured
RAF
Hurricane I L1736 'H' 43 Sqn Patrol fire caused by glycol leak 1800 near Portsmouth
16th August 1940 P/O L W Graham pilot   Injured
RAF
Hurricane I V7368 56 Sqn Patrol attack by EA at 1205 near Manston
16th August 1940 S/Ldr A R D MacDonnell pilot   OK
RAF
Spitfire I P9554 64 Sqn Patrol Shot down by Me 109  1715 near Uckfield
16th August 1940 F/O K S Dewhurst pilot   OK
RAF
Spitfire I 86967 234 Sqn Patrol combat with Me 109 over Gosport, 1730 near Southampton
16th August 1940 F/O F H P Conner pilot rescued by Navy launch OK
RAF
Spitfire I X4016 234 Sqn Patrol combat with Me 109 off Portsmouth
16th August 1940
F/Lt E James Brindley Nicolson
pilot Awarded the VC Wounded
RAF
Hurricane I  P3576 'GN‑A 249 Sqn Patrol combat with Ju 88 and  Me.l10s, 1350. over Southampton
16th August 1940 P/O Martyn Aurel King pilot baled out but parachute collapsed. Killed
RAF
Hurricane I P3616 249 Sqn Patrol Shot down by German fighter 1355 Southampton
16th August 1940 F/Lt S H Bazley pilot   Injured
RAF
  L9312
???  
266 Sqn Patrol combat with Me 109, 1245 over Canterbury
18th August 1940  P/O J F Pain pilot slightly wounded Wounded
RAF
Hurricane I 1`3147 32 Sqn Patrol combat  over Biggin Hill, 1345. crashed near Herne Bay
18th August 1940 F/Lt H a'B Russell pilot seriously wounded Injured
RAF
Hurricane I V7363 32 Sqn Patrol combat over Biggin Hill, 1345  
18th August 1940 S/Ldr M N Crossley pilot   OK
RAF
Hurricane I  N2461 'F' 32 Sqn Patrol combat with Me 109, 1730 over Gillingham
18th August 1940 P/O R G C deH de Grunne pilot badly burned Wounded
RAF
Hurricane I V6535 32 Sqn Patrol combat withMe 109 (or '110?), 1735 near Biggin Hill
18th August 1940 Sgt L H B Pearce pilot slightly wounded Wounded
RAF
Hurricane I 84106 32 Sqn Patrol combat with Me 109s, 1730 near Canterbury
18th August 1940 P/O J A Hemingway pilot   OK
RAF
Hurricane I V7249  85 Sqn Patrol combat with He 111 Thames Estuary, 1745
18th August 1940
F/Lt R Robert  Stanford  Tuck
pilot   OK
RAF
Spitfire I  N3040 92 Sqn Patrol combat with Ju 88, 1415 near Horsmonden, Kent
18th August 1940  Sgt A H Deacon pilot   OK
RAF
Hurricane I N2340 111 Sqn Patrol combat with Do 17 over Kenley, ,  1320 crashed at Oxted, Kent
18th August 1940 Sgt H S Newton pilot   OK
RAF
Hurricane I P3943 111 Sqn Patrol attack on Do 17, 1315 near Kenley
18th August 1940 S/Ldr J A C Gordon pilot badly burned Wounded
RAF
Hurricane I P3940 151 Sqn Patrol combat with Me.l10 , 1730 over Rochford
18th August 1940 Sgt A G Girdwood pilot   Wounded
RAF
Hurricane I P3708 257 Sqn Patrol combat with Me.l10 , 1800.  over Thames Estuary
18th August 1940 F/O R C Dafforn pilot   OK
RAF
Hurricane I 84219 501 Sqn Patrol combat,  1205 over Biggin Hill
18th August 1940 P/O K N T Lee pilot   Wounded
RAF
Hurricane I P3059 'D' 501 Sqn Patrol Shot down by Me 109 of JG26,  1330 over Canterbury
18th August 1940 Sgt D A S McKay pilot   OK
RAF
Hurricane I N2617 501 Sqn Patrol attack by Me 109 of JG26, 1330 over Canterbury
18th August 1940 F/Lt L M Gaunce pilot see also 26th August 1940 Wounded
RAF
Hurricane I P2966 615 Sqn Patrol combat with Me 109, 1315 near Sevenoaks
19th August 1940 P/O C N Birch pilot baled out near Finsbury Park 2330 hrs OK
RAF
Hurricane I  P3684 1 Sqn Night Patrol Crashed after wandering into balloon area - hit cable ??? A/c crashed off Orfordness
19th August 1940 P/O John Alnod Peter Studd pilot rescued but died later DoW
RAF
Spitfire I N3182 66 Sqn Patrol Hit by return fire from He 111  
19th August 1940 P/O H W Moody pilot Baled out 1450 near North Berstead

Slight burns to hands

OK
RAF
Spitfire I P9423 602 Sqn Patrol hits from Ju 88 rear gunner off Bognor Regis
22nd August 1940   F/O H S L Dundas pilot pilot wounded in arm and leg. Wounded
RAF
Spitfire I 86926 616 Sqn Patrol combat with Me 109  1930  
24th August 1940  P/O K Pniak pilot slight wounds OK
RAF
Hurricane I V6572 32 Sqn Patrol Shot down  by Me 109 at 1615 over Folkestone
24th August 1940  P/O E G A Seghers pilot   OK
RAF
Hurricane I V6567 32 Sqn Patrol Shot down by Me 109  1630 near Elham
24th August 1940  P/O C Stewart pilot   OK
RAF
Spitfire I 1`9389 54 Sqn Patrol combat with Me 109 1543 over Thames Estuary. A/c crashed at Kingsdown.
24th August 1940  P/O K R Aldridge pilot broke an arm Injured
RAF
Hurricane I L1865 501 Sqn Patrol in combat  with Me 109  at 1635 over West Kingsdown
24th August 1940 Sgt S J Arnfield pilot broke ankle after bale out Injured
RAF
Spitfire I R6686'D'  610 Sqn Patrol combat with Me 109 of JG51, 0850 off Ramsgate
24th August 1940 name unknown pilot baled out at 1,000 feet  
Luftwaffe
Me 109       shot down by Colin Gray over Channel
25th August 1940  F/Lt A W A Bayne pilot   OK
RAF
Hurricane I V7407 17 Sqn Patrol combat with Me 110s and Me 109s, 1750 off Portland
25th August 1940 P/O J Rose pilot rescued OK
RAF
Hurricane I V6547 32 Sqn Patrol Me 109  1900 over Channel
25th August 1940 Sgt M E Long pilot   OK
RAF
Hurricane I P3758 73 Sqn Night Patrol Brought down by British AA, 0130  near Beverley
25th August 1940 P/O Jacques Arthur Laurent Philippart Belgian
pilot
baled out but drowned killed
RAFVR
Hurricane I V7226  213 Sqn Patrol Shot down by Me 109 of JG53 1730 off Portland
25th August 1940 Sgt M H Sprague pilot rescued OK
RAF
Spitfire I N3226 602 Sqn Patrol combat with Me 109s  1745 off Portland
25th August 1940 F/O W H Coverley pilot   OK
RAF
Spitfire I P9381 602 Sqn Patrol combat  over Dorchester at 1750 Portland
25th August 1940 F/O F T Gardiner pilot Baled out over Dover slightly wounded Wounded
RAF
Spitfire I K9931 'P'  610 Sqn Patrol combat with Me 109 A/c crashed  at Northbourne, Kent
25th August 1940 Heinrich Held pilot baled out, parachute flamed Killed
Luftwaffe
Me 109   1/JG54   shot down by Colin Gray  

26th August 1940

P/O C K Gray pilot wounded in the arm Wounded
RAF
Hurricane I P3202 43 Sqn Patrol combat  at 1645 over Portsmouth

26th August 1940

P/O H L North pilot wounds to head & shoulder Wounded
RAF
Hurricane I V7259 43 Sqn Patrol attacking He llls, 1650 over Portsmouth

26th August 1940

P/O B J Wicks pilot Baled out above River Stour OK
RAF
Hurricane I V7340 56 Sqn Patrol combat with Me 109  at 1230 over Canterbury

26th August 1940

P/O J A Hemmingway pilot   OK
RAF
Hurricane I P3966 85 Sqn Patrol combat with Me 109 at 1600 over Eastchurch

26th August 1940

F/O I R Stephenson pilot   Injured
RAF
Defiant l L7025 264 Sqn Patrol shot  down by Me 109,1230 off Herne Bay
Sgt Walter Maxwell RAFVR air gunner   killed

26th August 1940


P/O Vaclav Bergman
pilot
(Czechoslovak)
slightly wounded Wounded

RAF
Hurricane I P3960 310 Sqn Patrol attack on a Do 17 , 1540 over Clacton

26th August 1940


S/Ldr George Douglas Morant Blackwood
pilot   OK
RAF
Hurricane I P3887 310 Sqn Patrol hit by return fire from Do17s, 1555 over Clacton

26th August 1940

Sgt C F Babbage pilot   OK
RAF
Spitfire I X4188 602 Sqn Patrol Shot down by Me 109 of JG53, 1645. south of Selsey Bill

26th August 1940

Sgt P Else pilot badly wounded Wounded
RAF
Spitfire I P9496'I 610 Sqn Patrol combat with Me 109 over Folkestone 1240 crashed at Paddlesworth

26th August 1940

P/O J A P McClintock pilot   OK
RAF
Hurricane I 84121 615 Sqn Patrol  shot down by Me109, 1510 over the sea off Sheerness

26th August 1940

F/Lt L M Gaunce pilot Baled out and rescued see also 18th August 1940
RAF
Hurricane I 84111 615 Sqn Patrol shot down by Me 109, 1515 off Herne Bay

26th August 1940

P/O W L B Walker pilot wounded in the foot rescued Wounded
RAF
Spitfire I 86701 616 Sqn Patrol Baled out  1200 off Dover
27th August 1940 P/O C A G Chetham pilot   OK
RAF
Hurricane I P3897 1 Sqn Night Patrol losing control in searchlights at 0100 Buckinghamshire
27th August 1940 P/O W Beaumont pilot   OK
RAF
Spitfire I 86831 152 Sqn Patrol hit by Ju 88, 1230 off  Portland
28th August 1940 F/Lt A C Deere pilot   OK
RAF
Spitfire I 86832 54 Sqn Patrol shot down by a Spitfire, 1300. over Detling
28th August 1940 S/Ldr D O Finlay pilot wounded Wounded
RAF
Spitfire I X4053 54 Sqn Patrol shot down by Me 109, 1715 over Ramsgate
28th August 1940 P/O F B Sutton pilot badly burned; Wounded
RAF
Hurricane I 84198 56 Sqn Patrol possibly shot down by a Spitfire, 1700 over Thames Estuary
28th August 1940 Sgt G Smythe pilot   OK
RAF
Hurricane I N2523 56 Sqn Patrol Shot down by Me 109, 1710 over Hawkinge
28th August 1940 P/O J W E Alexander pilot badly burned Injured
RAF
Hurricane I L2005 151 Sqn Patrol combat, 1730 over Thames Estuary
28th August 1940 S/Ldr G D Garvin pilot Injured wounded
RAF
Defiant l L7021 264 Sqn Patrol attack by Me 109 of JG26, 0900 near Faversham
F/Lt Robert Clifford Vacy Ash Air gunner   killed
29th August 1940 Sgt J H M Ellis pilot   OK
RAF
Hurricane I L1915 'B' 85 Sqn Patrol combat with Me 109, 1600 A/c crashed at Ashburnham, Kent
29th August 1940 Sgt R F Walker‑Smith pilot wounded in the foot Wounded
RAF
Hurricane I V7350 85 Sqn Patrol combat with Me 109 at 1630 over Sussex coast
29th August 1940 P/O A G Wainwright pilot    Injured
RAF
Hurricane I P3882 151 Sqn Night (dusk) Patrol at 1940 near Basildon, Essex
29th August 1940 Sgt W J Green pilot rescued OK
RAF
Hurricane I 84223 501 Sqn Patrol combat with Me 109 , 1920 off Folkestone
29th August 1940 F/Lt J A A Gibson pilot see 15th August 1940 Injured
RAF
Hurricane I P3102 501 Sqn Patrol combat with Me 109, 1930 over Hawkinge
29th August 1940 P/O D J C Pinckney pilot slightly burned Wounded
RAF
Spitfire I 86753 'G' 603 Sqn Patrol combat with Me 109 at 1840 near Dymchurch

30th August 1940

Sgt W M Skinner pilot   OK
RAF
Spitfire I X4022 74 Sqn Patrol collision during patrol at 1100  

30th August 1940

P/O J E Marshall pilot   OK
RAF
Hurricane I V6624 79 Sqn Patrol attack on He.lll, 1140 over Smarden, Kent

30th August 1940

P/O J M Carpenter pilot   OK
RAF
Spitfire I P9375 222 Sqn Patrol  combat with  fighters, 1630 over Rochford

30th August 1940

P/O H P M Edridge pilot slight burns Wounded
RAF
Spitfire I K9826 'X' 222 Sqn Patrol shot down by Me 109, 1800 over Barham, Kent

30th August 1940

Sgt A W P Spears pilot   OK
RAF
Spitfire I P9323 'ZD‑F' 222 Sqn Patrol combat with Me 109,1830 over Sheppey

30th August 1940

P/O David  Nicholas Owen Jenkins pilot Baled out but killed by German fighter KIA
RAF
Hurricane I  P9321 OZI ZI 253 Sqn Patrol at 1120. Redhill

30th August 1940

Sgt John Holt Dickinson pilot Baled out but killed KIA
RAF
Hurricane I P3213 253 Sqn Patrol at 1715 near Woodchurch

30th August 1940

S/Ldr G L Denholm pilot   OK
RAF
Spitfire I L1067 'D' 603 Sqn Patrol combat with Me.l10, 1115 Snargate, Kent

30th August 1940

Sgt A R Sarre pilot   OK
RAF
Spitfire I 87021 'X' 603 Sqn Patrol combat with Me 109, 1655 West Malting, Kent
31st August 1940 F/O J B Coward pilot serious leg wound (leg later amputated) Injured
RAF
Spitfire I X4231 19 Sqn Patrol attack on Do 17 near Duxford, 0830 A/c crashed at Little Shelford, Essex
31st August 1940 Sgt C Whitehead pilot   OK
RAF
Hurricane I V6628 56 Sqn Patrol combat with fighters, 0840 Colchester
31st August 1940
F/O Francis Noel Brinsden
pilot baled out at 5000ft OK
RAF
Spitfire I 86958 19 Sqn Patrol combat, 0845 above Thames Estuary
31st August 1940  Sgt H J Merchant pilot burned Wounded
RAF
Hurricane I V7375 1 Sqn Patrol combat with Me.l10 , 0845 over Halstead
31st August 1940 P/O J A M Henderson pilot burned Wounded
RAF
Hurricane V6601 'E' 257 Sqn Patrol in combat with  Me.110, 0900. over Clacton
31st August 1940 F/O I B Westmacott pilot   Wounded
RAF
Hurricane I V7341 56 Sqn Patrol Shot down by Me.l10,  0905 over Colchester
31st August 1940 F/O G C Hyde pilot burned Wounded
RAF
Hurricane I P2971 1 (RCAF)Sqn Patrol combat with Me 109, 0915 over Cranbrook
31st August 1940 Sgt J T Craig pilot   Injured
RAF
Hurricane I P2888 111 Sqn Patrol combat with Me.l10, 0920  Felixstowe
31st August 1940 F/Lt V B Corbett pilot Baled out with burns Wounded
RAF
Hurricane I P3869 1 (RCAF)Sqn Patrol combat with Me 109, 0920 over Gravesend
31st August 1940

2nd bale out


S/Ldr Peter W. Townsend
pilot wounded in the foot

See also 11th July 1940

Wounded
RAF
Hurricane I P3166 'Q' 85 Sqn Patrol Shot down by Me 110, 1300 over Tunbridge
31st August 1940 S/Ldr T P Gleave  pilot badly burned during attack Wounded
RAF
Hurricane P3115 253 Sqn Patrol  Attack on  Ju 88, 1305 over Cudham, Kent
31st August 1940 Sgt A Glowacki pilot   Injured
RAF
Hurricane I V6540 501 Sqn Patrol combat with Me 109, 1315 over Gravesend
31st August 1940 Sgt R N Taylor pilot   OK
RAF
Hurricane I P3735 601 Sqn Patrol combat with Me 109, 1330 Gravesend
31st August 1940 P/O P A Worrall pilot slightly wounded wounded
RAF
Hurricane I V6581  85 Sqn Patrol combat with Me110, 1330 over Tunbridge
31st August 1940 P/O J L W Ellecombe pilot Baled out with burns Injured
RAF
Hurricane I P3312 151 Sqn Patrol attack on Ju 88 at 1330 near Southend
31st August 1940 P/O M Kredba pilot   OK
RAF
Hurricane I P8814 310 Sqn Patrol combat with Me 109, 1330 Thames Estuary
31st August 1940 P/O H T Gilbert pilot   OK
RAF
Hurricane I V7260 601 Sqn Patrol combat with Me 109, 1340  Thames Estuary
31st August 1940 F/O J P J Desloges pilot severe burns Wounded
RAF
Hurricane I N2530 1 (RCAF)Sqn Patrol combat with Me 109, 1700 over Gravesend
31st August 1940 P/O G K Gilroy pilot Injured by civilians who attacked him Injured
RAF
Spitfire I X4271 'N' 603 Sqn Patrol combat, 1820 over Wanstead
31st August 1940 F/Lt F M Smith pilot   OK
RAF
Spitfire I P9438 72 Sqn Patrol combat with enemy aircraft, 1835 over Dungeness
31st August 1940 Sgt D G Gibbons pilot   OK
RAF
Spitfire I X4054 54 Sqn Patrol attack by RAF Hurricane, 1930 over Hildenborough
                       
    pilot    
RAF
      Patrol    
Date crew who bailed out position notes status Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial

based

mission cause crashed
NOTE

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