of No 235 Squadron was flying escort
to Fairey Albacores on the 11th of September
1940. The Fairey Albacores from the Fleet Air Arm were on a raid on
Calais at 17:30hrs and the Blenheim
IV-f (L9396) flown by P/O Wickings-Smith was shot down. P.C.Wickings-Smith
and the crew all died on the mission (A.W.V.Green
was a regular and one of the members of No
56 Squadron "B" Flight that fought in France, he scored one kill but
was shot down behind enemy lines on the 22nd of May. He evaded capture
for ten days, making his way to Dunkirk where he was arrested by the French
on suspicion of being a spy. He was handed over to the English, then he
was taken back to England and with some effort his identity was established
and he returned to No 56 Squadron. He was credited with one victory during
the Battle and was shot down once, on the 26th
of August 1940 but baled out of his Hurricane
I (V7340) unhurt. Wicks was awarded the D.F.C. on the 6th of June 1941.
Wicks was killed over Malta on the 12th of October 1942, aged 22.
|F/Lt Roland Derek G.Wight
with No 213 Squadron at the outbreak
of the war. He shot down 4 enemy aircraft in France plus 6 more over Dunkirk
for which he was awarded the D.F.C.. He was shot down and killed of Portland
on the 11th of August 1940 in his
Hurricane I (P3789) at 11:00hrs
whilst leading 3 Hurricane's against
60 Bf 110's. He held the D.F.C. and
is buried at Cayeux sur Mer France. He was 24 years old. His Score stood
at 10½ confirmed kills.
a regular was one of the F.A.A. pilots loaned to Fighter Command in June,
he joined No 151 Squadron on the
1st of July 1940. On the 9th of July 1940 Wightman took off at 14:40hrs
Hurricane I (P3806) for
convoy patrol. He shot down a Bf 109
and was then shot down himself by another, baling out safely over the Thames
Estuary. He was rescued by a trawler. Wightman rejoined the Navy in February
1941, he was K.I.A. on the 30th of June 1941, aged 20.
of No 72 Squadron was shot down and
killed in his Spitfire I (P9457)
on the 31st of August 1940 at 19:10hrs
152 Squadron was shot down and killed off Portland on the 25th
of August 1940 at 17:30hrs in a Spitfire
I (R6994). He was mentioned in dispatches on the 17th of March 1941.
of No 213 Squadron was killed when
Hurricane I (P2854) was shot
down over the Channel off Bognor at 12:45hrs on the 12th
of August 1940.
|Sgt. Kenneth A.Wilkinson
flew with No 616 Squadron in Spitfire's
during the Battle of Britain. He was later promoted to Flying Officer.
took command of No 266 Squadron on
the 6th of July 1940. Wilkinson destroyed a Dornier
Do17 on the 12th of August
and a Junkers Ju 88 on the 15th
of August. Wilkinson was shot down by Bf
109's on the 16th of August 1940
at 12:35hrs in his Spitfire I (R6768)
near Deal, Kent and killed, aged 30.
joined No 610 Squadron on the 27th
of July 1940. He moved to No 66 Squadron
in early September. He made a force-landing on the 14th
of September 1940 due to engine failure, and another on the 29th
of September 1940, slightly wounded, after combat with enemy fighters.
Willcocks moved to No 66 Squadron
and his Spitfire II (P7491) was
involved in a mid-air collision with P/O
H.R.Allen (who baled out unhurt) on the 28th of November 1940 and he
was killed, aged 20.
|S/L Cedric W.Williams
was leader No 17 Squadron of Hurricane's
during the Battle of Britain. On the 18th
of August 1940 his Hurricane I
(V7404) was damaged in combat with Bf
109's off Dover at 13:50hrs. He was shot down and killed on the 25th
of August 1940 in a head on attack in his Hurricane
I (R4199) on a Bf 110 off Portland
92 Squadron was killed when his
I (X4038) collided with the Spitfire
I (R6616) of F/O J.F.Drummond
on the 10th of October 1940 over
Tangmere at 18:15hrs. Williams's aircraft crashed East of Brighton, Sussex.
of No 46 Squadron was killed on the
15th of October 1940 when his
Hurricane I (V6650) was shot
down by a Bf 109 at 14:30hrs. His
Hurricane crashed near Gravesend
a New Zealander joined the
newly-formed No 266 Squadron in November
1939. On the 12th of August he
shot down a Ju 88 but was himself forced
to belly-land his damaged aircraft at Bembridge. He barely got clear of
the blazing Spitfire I (N3175) when
it exploded. He shot down two more aircraft during the Battle of Britain.
On the 21st of October he took
part in an interception and after the action he landed at another airfield
to refuel, as he took off he flew low across the airfield and then seemed
to stall. His engine cut and unable to pull out, he crashed and was killed,
was a pre-war member of No 610 Squadron,
he claimed a Bf 109 on the 25th
of July and another Bf 109 on
the 26th of August 1940.
|P/O Robert Roy Wilson
a Canadian flew Hurricane's
with No 111 Squadron during the Battle
of Britain. He was shot down in his
I and killed in combat on the 11th
of August 1940 at 14:25hrs.
from No 151 Squadron was injured
in a Hurricane I (R4185), he hit
the ground at Biscathorpe, Lincs, chasing a He
111 through low cloud, at 17:30hrs on the 17th
of September 1940.
of No 72 Squadron was killed on the
5th of September 1940 at 14:25hrs.
His Spitfire I (X4013) was shot
down in combat with a Bf 109 over
Kent. He baled out of his aircraft too low.
J.F.Wise of No 141 Squadron was
on convoy patrol on the 19th of July
1940 when they were attacked by Bf
109's off Dover. Their Defiant (L6983)
was damaged and he bailed out and was lost. I.N.MacDougall
the pilot crash landed the aircraft and was safe.
of No 17 Squadron was wounded on the
24th of September 1940 at 09:15hrs.
His Hurricane I (P3168) was damaged
by a Bf 109 and he crash landed. D.H.Wissler
was killed on the 11th of November 1940 while on patrol, he was shot down
whilst attacking a a Ju 87 Stuka over
the Thames Estuary.
of No 152 Squadron was shot down
and killed on the 12th of August 1940
at 12:20hrs by a Ju 88 off the Isle
of Wight in his Spitfire I (P9456).
flew with No 501 Squadron in Hurricanes
during the Battle of Britain. He shot down a Bf
109 from II Gruppe og JG 51 on the 18th
of August 1940 near Whitstable at around 17:35hrs. His tally of kills
for the war was 5 confirmed 1 shared and 2 damaged. He attained the rank
of Group Captain.
|P/O Boleslaw A. 'Vodka' Wlasnowolski
from Poland he flew with
607 Squadron, No 32 Squadron &
213 Squadron's. He joined No 32 Squadron on the 8th
of August 1940. On the 18th of
August 1940 he damaged his
I (R4081) when he ran into a tree stump at Biggin Hill after combat.
He scored four kills during the Battle of Britain. He was shot down by
a Bf 109 over Portsmouth in his Hurricane
I (N2608) and K.I.A. on the 1st of November 1940, aged 23. Wlasnowolski
was awarded V.M. (5th Class) on the 1st of February 1941 and K.W. on the
31st of October 1947.