151 Squadron intercept Do 215s whilst on convoy patrol

OPERATIONS RECORD BOOK of (Unit or Formation) No. 151 Squadron

Place Date Time Summary of Events References to Appendices
North Weald 13/8/40 Today the squadron encountered a very large formation of Do 215's F/Lt. Smith shot down one in flames using the Cannon Hurricane. F/O. Milne shot two down, one of which broke up in the air the other crashing in the vicinity of Christchurch. Sgt. Savill also shot one down into the sea. Sgt. Atkinson was shot down but bailed out and was picked up in the sea and is at the moment in hospital suffering from shock.

(AIR 27/1018/29)

Although the summary records Sgt. Atkinson as shot down on the 13th the detail records him returning to North Weald. It lists him "missing" on the morning of the 14th.

DETAIL OF WORK CARRIED OUT By: 151 (F) Squadron

Aircraft Type and No. Crew. Duty. Time Up. Time Down. Remarks References
1750 F/LT. Smith 05.30 07.15 CONVOY PATROL & RETURN TO N.WEALD
3897 SGT. SAVILLE 05.30 07.15 }
3306 SGT. McINTOSH 05.30 07.15 }
3320 SGT. CLARK 05.30 07.15 } CONVOY PATROL
7286 F/O MILNE 05.30 07.30 }
3360 SGT. ATKINSON 05.30 07.30 }
3701 F/LT. SMITH 09.20 09.35 TO ROCHFORD.
3701 F/LT. SMITH 13.15 13.30 }
7286 F/O MILNE 13.15 13.30 }
3807 SGT. SAVILLE 13.15 13.30 }
3310 SGT. ATKINSON 13.15 13.30 } TO NORTH. WEALD.
3306 SGT. McINTOSH 13.15 13.30 }
3320 SGT. CLARKE 13.15 13.30 }

(AIR 27/1018/30)

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