Supermarine Spitfire R6637

Supermarine Spitfire R6637 pilot Peter Drummond-Hay Son of Edward William Hay-Drummond-Hay (1877-1941), and Margaret Alice Meade-Waldo (1882-1954). Married (29.09.1938, Holy Trinity, Brompton, Kensington district, London) Clare Margaret Davidson (1913-1980), second daughter of Robert Davidson, and Auriol Edith Soames (1885-1919). She remarried (1946) Anthony Edgar Dorman.     I am commanded by the Air Council to … Read Article

Supermarine Spitfire R6634

Supermarine Spitfire R6634 pilot FLT/LT FJ Howell Frank Jonathan Howell was born in Golders Green, London on 25th January 1912 and attended Chichester School from 1925 to 1929. He worked as a clerk for the Commercial Union Assurance Company until 1934, when he went to work for the Egham Motor Company as a mechanic. In … Read Article

Supermarine Spitfire N3023

THE STORY OF Supermarine Spitfire N3023 PILOT OFFICER JAMES BUCHANAN’S MEDALS  August, 2007 James Buchanan from Iden, Sussex was a fully trained RAFVR pilot at the outbreak of the Second World War. He was commissioned in December 1939 and was posted to No 609 Squadron. Flying from Drem, near Edinburgh, on 27 February 1940 he … Read Article

Supermarine Spitfire L1095

Flying Battle – Supermarine Spitfire L1095   I have the honour to refer to your letter A.96034/40/P.4.Cas. dated 26th July, 1940, and to submit the following report in respect of the above Flying Battle. In the early morning of the 11th July, 1940, Pilot Officer G.T.M. Mitchell was on patrol with his flight when enemy … Read Article

Supermarine Spitfire L1069

Flying battle – Supermarine Spitfire L1069   BURIAL RETURN. PLACE OF BURIAL:  Leeds. (and name of Cemetery): Lawnswood Grave No. Section B392 &3 Personal or Official No 609 Squadron, R.A.F. Station, Warmwell, Dorset. Name : (Surname) BARRAN (Initials) P. H. Rank Actg. Flight Lieutenant. Religion. Date of Death 11th July 1940 Date of Burial 16th … Read Article

Supermarine Spitfire K9901

F/Lt E.Chritopher Deanesly of No 152 Squadron was slightly wounded in combat with a Ju 87 on the 25th of July 1940. He was was shot down 3 miles off Portland in a Spitfire I (K9901). After being rescued by a ship he spent some time in hospital before flying again. On the 26th of September 1940 he was shot down and wounded again. This … Read Article

Supermarine Spitfire K9880

Supermarine Spitfire K9880 pilot FREDERICK HYAM POSENER 41735. P/O. SOUTH AFRICAN. Supermarine Spitfire K9880 pilot FREDERICK HYAM POSENER joined the RAF as a short service commission in December 1938. He was posted to 152 Sqn at Warmwell in early July 1940. On the 27th he was shot down By Oberleunant Homuth of 3/JG 27 over … Read Article