610 Sqn attack Do 17s and Bf 109 escorts south of Hythe

DETAIL OF WORK CARRIED OUT By:610 SQUADRON.

Aircraft Type and No. Crew. Duty. Time Up. Time Down. Remarks References
8-7-40.
SPITFIRE.
Q. P.9545 P/O.W.H.C.WARNER. Patrol convoy 1345 1639 Blue section order to patrol convoy off DOVER. Attacked 9 Do.215s, 10 miles out to sea. No.2 silenced the rear gunner of one of the enemy aircraft . No 3 saw a Spitfire on fire in the sea, 6 miles off Dover. This was probably No.2 of the section, P/O.A.L.B.RAVEN, who failed to return. The pilot was seen to leave the aircraft and swim.
N. R.6806 P/O.A.L.B.RAVEN
L. P.9495 SGT.ELSE,P.
B. L.1009 P/O.S.C.NORRIS. Patrol. 1456 1639 Red and Green sections ordered on patrol. 5 miles South of HYTHE, saw 7 Do.215s, escorted by 12 Me.109s. Attacks carried out but without apparent result. P/O.PEGGE after breaking away encountered 3 Me.109s. He attacked one and saw it dive for the sea, emitting black smoke, and over the vertical.
H. L.1064 P/O.CO.J.PEGGE.
P. R.6694 SGT.PARSONS.H.
T. R.6755 P/O.P.LITCHFIELD.
K. P.9495 SGT.ARNFIELD.S.J.
P. R.6695 SGT.RAMSAY.

(AIR 27/2106/16)

OPERATIONS RECORD BOOK of (Unit or Formation) 610 Squadron

PlaceDateTimeSummary of EventsReferences to Appendices
BIGGIN HILL 1940
8th.July
P/O A.L.B.RAVEN (91089) reported missing after an engagement with Do.215s off DOVER.

(AIR 27/2106/15)

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