of No 66 Squadron was rescued unhurt
out of the sea off Aldeburgh on the 30th
of August 1940 after being shot down in his Spitfire
I (R6715) by return fire from a Do
17 at 17:00hrs. P/O J.H.T.Pickering was injured on the 11th
of October 1940 when Spitfire I
(X4052) was shot down by Oberst
W. Mölders of JG 51 in a Bf 109
over Canterbury at 11:15hrs.
501 Squadron was shot down on the 11th
of September 1940 at 15:45 in his Hurricane
X (P5200) over Maidstone in Kent. He escaped with no injuries.
L.Pidd of No 238 Squadron was
killed when he baled out too low after hitting a during combat on the 15th
of September 1940 at 15:00hrs in his Hurricane
|F/O O.Stj Pigg
72 Squadron was shot down and killed on the 1st
of September 1940 over Pluckley, near Ashford, Kent at 11:15hrs. His
Spitfire I (P9458) had been attacked
by a Bf 109.
of No 603 Squadron was wounded on
the 29th of August 1940 at 18:40hrs.
His Spitfire I (R6753) had been
in combat with a Bf 109 near Dymchurch.
He was slightly burned.
|S/L Phillip C.Pinkham
of No 19 Squadron was a career officer
in the R.A.F. which he joined in 1935. He served with
17 Squadron flying biplanes then he joined the Meteorological Flight.
In the January of 1940 Pinkham took command of the Air Fighting School
at St Athan, training pilots to fly Hurricane's.
On the 10th of June 1940 he took over command of
19 Squadron. In July he received the A.F.C. for his flying training
work. P.C.Pinkham was shot down and killed on the 5th
of September 1940 at 10:15hrs. His Spitfire
I (P9422) was shot down by a Bf 109
over the Thames Estuary. His aircraft crashed at Birlink in Kent.
of No 303 Squadron baled out on the
7th of September 1940 at 17:05hrs.
Hurricane I (R4173) was shot
down by a Bf 109 over Loughton in
|F/O Paul B.Pitcher
a Canadian of No
1 (R.C.A.F.) Squadron claimed one victory during the Battle, also damaging
several others. He took command of the Squadron from December until March.
Unusually, was discharged during the war, on the 28th of November 1944,
as a Wing Commander.
from No 603
Squadron was killed on the 21st of November 1940 over Faversham, Kent. His
Spitfire II (P7387) was in collision with
a He 111 from KG53 at 12:30pm.
|Sgt. Robert Plenderleith
73 Squadron was wounded on the 11th
of October 1940 when his
I (V6676) was shot down by a Bf 109
over Frindsbury, Kent at 11:10hrs. He baled out with slight burns.
of No 46 Squadron was wounded on the
4th of September 1940 at 13:15hrs.
His Hurricane I (P3052) had been
attacked by fighters. He baled out near Stambridge badly burned and died
of his wounds on the 14th of September
|Sgt. Maurice H.Pocock
of No 72 Squadron was wounded
in the arm and leg on the 1st of September
1940 in a Spitfire I (L1056)
by a Bf 109 over Beachy Head at 11:40hrs.
His aircraft was badly damaged in the combat and he belly landed it at
West Malling. He was late promoted to Flight Lieutenant and became an air
|F/Sgt. A.H.D.'Bill' Pond
joined No 601 Squadron on the 9th
of June and Scored 1 kill. Due to hearing problems he ceased to fly operationally
in December 1940. Pond was Mentioned in Dispatches on the 29th of September
of No 264 Squadron and his pilot
(J.T.Jones) were killed on the 24th
of August 1940 at 12:40hrs off Ramsgate. Their Defiant
(L6966) was shot down in combat with a
Ju 88 and a Bf 109's of JG 3.
|Sgt. Eric R.L.Pool
the R.A.F. as an apprentice when he was 16. He flew in Blenheim's
with No 604 Squardon during the Battle
of Britain. He attained the rank of Flying Officer.
of No 72 Squadron was wounded on the
of October 1940 when his Spitfire
I (K9870) was shot down off Deal, Kent at 20:00hrs by a Bf
109. He baled out but was hurt.
|P/O Jerzy Poplawski
from Poland flew Hurricane's
with No 111 Squadron &
229 Squadron's during the Battle of Britain. His tally of kills was
5 confirmed and 2 damaged and he was later promoted to Squadron Leader.
with No 615 Squadron &
242 Squadron flying Hurricane's
& No 19 Squadron in Spitfires
during the Battle of Britain. Porter was with No
19 Squadron when he was shot down in his Spitfire
I (X4070) after chasing a Bf 109
to the French coast on the 15th of September
1940 at 15:05hrs. Potter was wounded and made a P.O.W.
a South African from
152 Squadron was shot down and killed in his Spitfire
I (K9880) on the 20th of July 1940
by a Bf 109 of III Gruppe of JG 27
flown by Oberletnant Homuth off Swanage at 16:35hrs.
of No 25 Squadron baled out safely
on the 3rd of September 1940 at 11:15hrs.
His Blenheim I (L1512) was shot
down by a Hurricane over North
Weald. The pilot P/O D.W.Hogg was killed.
|F/Lt. George Powell-Sheddon
of No 242 Squadron was injured while
on patrol. He baled out of his Hurricane
I (P2884) after being shot down by a Bf
109 while he was in combat with a Do
17 over the Channel on the 15th
of September 1940 at 10:40hrs. The aircraft crashed at Lidmore, in
32 Squadron was slightly wounded in action on the 24th
of August 1940. He was shot down over Folkestone by a Bf
109 and he baled out of his Hurricane
an Australian flew one of
the six Blenheim's on the 10th of
May 1940 which attacked Rotterdam airfield in daylight Only one Blenheim
returned to base. Pritchard was shot down but managed to evade capture
and return to England. On the night of September
15th / 16th a Ju
88 was caught in searchlights. Pritchard was able to attack it and
shoot it down. Pritchard took command of No
600 Squadron in November. Pritchard scored another success at night
in May 1941. Pritchard was awarded the D.F.C. on the 24th of June 1941.
was a pre-war pilot, he went to France with No
501 Squadron and claimed seven kills during this time. He was posted
to No 32 Squadron on the 10th
of July 1940. P/O J.E.Proctor shot down 2 Bf
110's on the 20th and Bf
109's on the 12th and the 24th
of August 1940. He was awarded the D.F.C. on the 18th of March 1941,
He received the Bar for the D.F.C. some later time.
of No 501 Squadron baled out of his
I (P3040) after combat over R.A.F. Hawkinge
with some Ju 87 Stuka's on the 15th
of August 1940 at 11:30hrs. He escaped injury.
|P/O Lee L.Pyman
of No 65 Squadron force landed his
aircraft at Manston on the 14th
of August 1940. His aircraft was peppered with bullet holes. He was
shot down and killed in his Spitfire
I (K9915) on the 16th of August
1940 at 17:30hrs. He was over the Channel near Deal, Kent. L.L.Pyman
is buried at Calais Southern France.