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151 Sqn 13.8.40
Today the Squadron encountered a large formation of Do-215’s. F/Lt. Smith shot one down in flames using the Cannon Hurricane. F/O. Milne shot two down, one of which broke up in the air the other crashing in the vicinity of Christchurch. Sgt. Savill also shot one down in to the sea. Sgt. Atkinson was shot down but he bailed out and was picked up in the sea and is at the moment in hospital suffering from shock.
57 Sqn(Blenheim IV) moved to Elgin
234 Sqn(Spitfire IA) moved to Middle Wallop
151 Sqn 14.8.40
S/Ldr. Gordon, Sub-Lt. Beggs, and P/O. Johnston engaged a large formation of Me.109’s. Both S/Ldr. Gordon and Sub-Lt. Beggs accounted for one and each saw his Me.109 crash. P/O. Johnston certainly severely damaged his victim but lost it in a cloud.
16 Sqn(Lysander II) moved to Weston Zoyland
74 Sqn(Spitfire IA) moved to Wittering
145 Sqn(Hurricane I) moved to Drem
238 Sqn(Hurricane I) moved to St. Eval
249 Sqn(Hurricane I) moved to Boscombe Down
266 Sqn(Spitfire IA) moved to Hornchurch
First and Last Operational Missions
80 Sqn(Amriya Egypt) flew its last OM in the Hurricane I
151 Sqn 15.8.40
Today the squadron had a busy day. At 1445 hours the squadron took off from Rochford and ran into a formation of Me 109’s a few miles west of Dover. P/O. Debenham followed one Me 109 and it crashed in France. P/O. Ellacombe and P/O. Rozwadoski both shot one down, P/O. Ellacombe’s in flames and the other into the sea. F/O. Milne also succeeded in bringing one down. Shortly afterwards about 50 Do 215’s and Me 110’s escorted by Me 109’s in large numbers made their appearance. F/O. Blair and P/O. Smith made one attack on the bombers but were unsuccessful owing to the unwelcome attention of the 109’s. There were no casualties but P/O. Debenham’s aircraft was shot up a bit. At 6.45p.m. the Squadron again took off to intercept enemy aircraft west of Dover. A large force of Me 109’s was again encountered. In this action we faired badly, P/O. Johnston, Sub/Lt. Beggs, P/O Ellacombe and P/O Rozwadoski being shot down. Johnson was later picked up in the area but he was dead. Sub/Lt. Beggs and P/O Ellacombe are in hospital but not seriously injured. P/O Rozwadoski at the moment is still missing. S/Ldr Gordon was peppered with shrapnel from a cannon shell and was slightly wounded in the back of the head and leg. He is however, quite O.K. P/O Smith is certain he got a 109 as it was spinning at something over 400 m.p.h. at 5,000’ when he broke off the engagement, having run out of ammunition.
75 Sqn(Wellington IA/IC) moved to Mildenhall
257 Sqn(Hurricane I) moved to Debden
151 Sqn 16.8.40
Today the Squadron took off on several attempts to intercept enemy aircraft, but were unable to locate them owing to poor visibility. F/Lt. Smith’s section did however, intercept a Ju.88 but it evaded him and escaped into the clouds. P/O Ellacombe returned to the squadron, not having been shot down as previously reported, but having force landed owing to engine failure.
401 Sqn 17.8.40
Weather generally fine, small amounts of cloud early morning, wind calm or light westerly, visibility poor during the morning, good in the evening. Pilots spent day in readiness, rest of squadron moved to Northolt, Croydon again bombed.
151 Sqn 18.8.40
In the morning the Squadron went to Rochford and a few convoy patrols were carried out also a patrol of Rochford and North Weald aerodromes. At 1700 hours the Squadron which had returned to North Weald <unreadable> readiness. We took off to intercept a large force of enemy aircraft which were obviously heading for North Weald. The interception was a success and we met the enemy as they came through the clouds a mile east of Chelmsford. The raiding force consisted of Ju.88’s, Heinkle(sic) 111s followed by Me.110s and a screen of Me.109s well above. F/O Blair shot one down (110)and left another one with black smoke pouring from its starboard motor. F/O Milne shot at a Ju.88 and it blew up in the air. P/O shot down an Me.110 in flames into the sea. P/O Czajkowski shot down a Me.110 into the sea about 30 miles off the coast. Wing/Com. Beamish was shot about a bit but he severely damaged a Ju.88 – he left it with white smoke pouring from it. S/Ldr. Gordon’s machine caught fire and he bailed out. He is in Rochford hospital but he is quite O.K. P/O Ramsay is missing.
46 Sqn(Hurricane I) moved to Duxford
First and Last Operational Missions
401 Sqn(Hurricane I) flew its first OM of the war
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