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Please click on the links shown below. You will then be provided with all the current information that the Aircrew Remembrance Society have archived, relating to this particular loss. Compiled and researched over the last forty years from many resources, official documents, veterans accounts, crash site investigation and contributions from friends, family and loved ones. Some of the articles are well documented, but others have only brief descriptions and details. All are listed in the hope of attracting additional information to enhance the memory of these fallen airmen, thus providing detailed accounts to relatives searching for information, who in turn we hope may also be able to provide additional material. Every page presented here today on our site of remembrance is also archived by The British Library, in the memory of these boys for eternity.

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R.A.F Losses 1940

January -

February -

March -

19/20.03.1940 No.51 Squadron Whitley V N1405 Fl/Lt. Baskerville
Location: Sylt.

23/24. 03. 1940. No. 37 Squadron R.A.F. Wellington  Ia P2515 F/O Templeman.
Location: Delmenhorst, near Bremen, Germany.

April -

May -

10.05.1940 N0. 600 Squadron R.A.F. Blenheim IF L1517 P/O. Haine D.F.C.
Location: Goeree-Overflakee, Netherlands. +

12.05.1940 No.105 Squadron R.A.F. Battle I  K9485  P/O Hurst
Location: Bouillon, Luxembourg. +

13.05.1940 No. 264 Squadron R.A.F. Defiant I L6969 F/LtSkelton
Location: Donge River, Geertruidenberg, The Netherlands.

13.05.1940 No. 264 Squadron R.A.F. Defiant I L6958 P/O. Thomas
Location: Gat van de Kampen, Petrusplaat Island. +

13.05.1940 No. 264 Squadron R.A.F. Defiant I L6960 P/O. Chandler
Gat van het Zuiderklip, Moordplaat, Netherlands. +

13.05.1940 No. 264 Squadron R.A.F. Defiant I L6977 P/O. Greenhous
Location: Gat van het Zuiderklip, Moordplaat, Netherlands. +

13.05.1940 No. 264 Squadron R.A.F. Defiant I L6965 P/O. McLeod
Location: Zevenbergen. +

13.05.1940 No. 264 Squadron R.A.F. Defiant I L6974 P/O. Kay
Location: - Belgium. +

14/15. 05. 1940. No. 44 Squadron R.A.F. Hampden I P4286. F/O Ashfield.
Location: Oosterhout (Noord-Brabant) Holland.

14.05.1940 No. 87 Squadron R.A.F. Hurricane I L1616 P/O. Javis
Location: Maastricht, Belgium.

14.05.1940 No.1 Squadron R.A.F. Hurricane I L1676 F/O Lorimer
Location: Near Seadan, France

14.05.1940 No.1 Squadron R.A.F. Hurricane I P2546 F/O Clisby
Location: Near Seadan, France

14.05.1940 No 226 Squadron R.A.F. Battle I L5438 Fl/Sgt. Dunn
Location: Mont Dieu.

14.05.1940 No 607 Squadron R.A.F. Hurricane I P2713 P/O. Le Breuilly
Location: Corroy-le-Ch,teau, Belgium.

23.05.1940 No. 92 Squadron R.A.F. Spitfire I N3290 F/O Gillies
Location: France. Exact location unknow.

26.05.1940 No.19 Squadron Spitfire I N3200 S/L Stephenson
Location: On Beach, Dunkirk, France.

June -

03/04.06.1940 No. 44 Squadron R.A.F. Hampden I P1340 Sgt Spencer
Location: North side of Orwell Estry, near Harwich, England.

04.06.1940 59 Squadron Blenheim IV R3697 P/O. Ashton
Location: R.A.F. Eastchurch, Kent.

12. 06. 1940. No. 17 O.T.U. Blenheim IV. L9172. Sgt. Bain.
Location: Cwmafan, Wales.

12.06.1940. No. 88 Squadron R.A.F. Battle I L5334 Fl/Lt. Pitfield.
Location: Beaurepaire (Oise) France.

13.06.1940 No.107 Squadron R.A.F Blenheim IV R3616 P/O. Stidston
Location: Cauge, France. +

18.06.1940 No. 10 Squadron R.A.A.F Walrus I L2312 Fl/Lt Bell
Location: Ploudaniel Brittany France.

21.06.1940 No 42 Squadron Beaufort I L9810 F/O. Barrie-Smith
Location: North sea – off Bergen Norway.

July -

04.07.1940 No. 206 Squadron Hudson I N7368 P/O. Henderson D.F.C.
Location: Texel, Netherlands.

04.07.1940. No. 222 Squadron R.A.F. Spitfire Ia N3294. Sgt. Lewis.
Location: Near Withernsea, Yorkshire.

13.07.1940 No. 218 Squadron Blenheim R3597 F/O. Newton
Location: Harrold, Bedfordshire, England.

13.07.1940. No. 82 Squadron. Blenheim IV R3756. Sgt. D.A. Adams
Location: Wilster, Schleswig-Holstein North of Hamburg.

15.07.1940 No.17 Squadron R.A.F. Hurricane I P3482 P/O Dawburn
Location: Elsenham, Essex, England.

20.07.1940 No. 44 Squadron. R.A.F. Hampden L4087. Sgt. Farrands
Location: in the sea of Jutland.

23.07.1940 No. 269 Squadron Hudson I P5152 Fl/Lt. Price
Location: Wick, Scotland

August -

08.08.1940 No.65 Squadron RAF Spitfire I K9911 Sgt Kirton
Location: Manston, Kent, England.

27.08.1940. No. 1 Squadron R.A.F. Hurricane I. P3897. P/O Chetham.
Location: In small wood (Monkton Fir Plantation) at Speen, Buckinghamshire.

30.08.1940 No.151 Squadron R.A.F. Hurricane I R4213 Sgt Gmur
Location: Jacks Hatch, Epping Green, Essex.

September -

06.09.1940 No.234 Squadron R.A.F. Spitfire I X4035 P/O Gordon
location: Howbourne Farm, Hadlow Down, Sussex, England.

October -

08.10.1940. No. 264 Squadron R.A.F. Defiant I N1627. P/O Goodall.
Location: Marlow, Buckinghamshire.

November -

08.11.1940 No. 54 Sqdn. Spitfire I X4423 Sgt N. R. Miller
Location: Street House Farm, Leeming Bar, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, England.

December -

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