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Mission: Interception of enemy aircraft.

Date: 8
th August 1940

Time: 11.40 a.m.

Unit: No.65 Squadron R.A.F. Hornchurch.

Type: Supermarine Spitfire

Serial No: K9911

Location: Manston, Kent, England.

Pilot: Sgt David Ian Kirton 550500 R.A.F. Age.21 – Killed.


David Kirton was shot down in flames during combat with Bf 109s over Manston. Crashed and burned out. It is believed that claimed by Oblt. Fronhöfer of 9./JG26.

David Kirton portraitcccDavid Kirton grave

Burial detail:

David Ian Kirton. Dover, St. James’s Cemetery; Sec. K.V. Grave 22. Son of James Hughes Kirton and of Violet Kathleen Kirton, of West Hampstead, London.

Researched and compiled by Melvin Brownless, August 2013 in memory of David Kirton.
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