OPERATIONS RECORD BOOK of (Unit or Formation) No. 54 Squadron.
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|12.40||By this time the first big attack of the day had developed. At least 600 enemy aircraft - an probably a good many more - were plotted all over Kent. The Squadron was unable to approach the main formations but dealt satisfactory with a large number of stragglers. The following enemy causalities were claimed:- S/Leader Leathart - 1 He 113 (probable) 1 Me 109 (damaged). F/Officer McMullen -1 He 113 (damaged) 1 Do17 (?215) (damaged). This pilot also split up a formation of 12 He 113.s P/Officer Matthews -1 Me 109 (probable). F/Lt. Gribble - 1 Me 109 (destroyed). P/O Gray - 1 Do 215 (damaged). F/Sgt. Tew - 1 Me 109 (destroyed). Tew had the good fortune to secure this enemy causualty without firing a shot. Enemy aircraft was persuing him and Tew pulled out at a low altitude and the 109 failed to follow and crashed straight into the ground. P/Officer Campbell- 1 Me 109 (destroyed) 1 Do 17 (damaged) These achievements were gained without loss - either of pilots or aircraft.|