74 Sqn. engage Bf 109s

OPERATIONS RECORD BOOK of (Unit or Formation) No. 74 Squadron. Hornchurch. Essex.

PlaceDateTimeSummary of EventsReferences to Appendices
Hornchurch 8.7.40 At 11 hrs. Blue Section took off from Manston to intercept hostile raid. 1 He.111 was sighted. F/Lt. Measures attacked first. inflicting serious damage. P/O Dowding arrived and carried on the attack silencing the rear gunner. Sgt. Skinner closed the combat and observed enemy aircraft dive into the sea in flames. At 1600 hrs. Sgt.Mould attacked one enemy aircraft and by accurate gunfire forced it to land at Elham. Pilot of enemy aircraft was uninjured and taken prisoner. P/O. Stevenson attacked 1 enemy aircraft which soon showed signs of distress and dived to ground. Nothing further to record.

(AIR 27640/21)


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