Copyright © 2017, Paul Scrivens-Smith

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Thursday, 3 November 2011

20th August 1940 - Start of campaign day - 68 Sqdn RAF

One Hurricane is returned from the workshop and Sgt Graham returns to Middle Wallop with the sad tale of Sgt Becks demise. In further dissapointing news it is confirmed that a Hurricane that crashed in the Solent yesterday was that of Flying Officer Quinlan who subsequently drowned.


On the campaign date (20th August 1940) there are 13 Hurricanes available with a further one in the workshop undergoing repair.

The pilot roster for today is :

S/Ldr Cartier - Veteran  - Kills 3
F/Lt Clarke - Veteran - Kills 3
F/O Boggs -  Jnr Ace  - Kills 8
P/O Devlin  - Top Ace  - Kills 10
P/O Gatewood - Jnr Ace  - Kills 6 (Jonah)
P/O Grant  - Sprog - Kills 0
P/O Jacobs - Regular  - Kills 1
P/O Kneale - Regular  - Kills 0
P/O Orwell  - Regular  - Kills 0 (Die Hard)
P/O Patterson - Sprog - Kills 0 (Villainous Swine)
P/O Widmark - Sprog  - Kills 0 - Wounded on 19th August
P/O Hood - Sprog - Kills 0
P/O Murphy - Regular - Kills 0
Sgt Carradine - Jnr Ace  - Kills 9 (Glory Hunter)
Sgt Graham - Regular  - Kills 2
Sgt. Kirchner - Sprog  - Kills 0

F/O Quinlan - Veteran - Kills 3 - Killed on 19th August 1940
Sgt Beck - Jnr Ace - Kills 7 - Killed 19th August 1940

Totals now, 4 Hurricanes lost, 6 Me110 and 1 Bf109 shot down. Two pilots killed and one badly wounded.