501 Sqn. patrol from Hawkinge

OPERATIONS RECORD BOOK of (Unit or Formation) No. 501 Squadron.

PlaceDateTimeSummary of EventsReferences to Appendices
Gravesend 1940 AUGUST
12.
PM The Squadron (12 aircraft) took off from Hawkinge at 1725 hours and landed at 1840 hours. Pilot Officer Gibson landed at Hawkinge after shooting down a Me 109. The Squadron were unable to operate from Hawkinge owing to the damage caused by bombing by enemy Aircraft. POSTINGS. Squadron Leader Holland was posted to 55 Squadron to command and ceased to be attached to 501 Squadron w.s.f [?] 15/8/40 - Auth. -No.11 Group.

In this Squadron diary P/O Gibson is noted as claiming a Bf. 109 but in his combat report he claims an He. 113.

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