32 Sqn's Hurricanes are ordered to move to Hawkinge from Biggin Hill - arriving at noon.
2./KG 1's V4+GK force lands on Romney Marsh after bombing Biggin Hill.
Reconstruction of activity from 32 Sqn Form 541 (AIR/27/360/24).
|N2458||Biggin Hill||Whitehouse||Hawkinge||Whitehouse||Hawkinge||Whitehouse||Biggin Hill||Unknown|
|N2524||Biggin Hill||Aslin||Hawkinge||Aslin||Hawkinge||Aslin||Hawkinge||Aslin||Biggin Hill||Aslin||Biggin Hill|
|N2755||Unknown||Biggin Hill||Eckford||Biggin Hill|
|N2921||Biggin Hill||Brothers||Hawkinge||Brothers||Hawkinge||Brothers||Hawkinge||Brothers||Biggin Hill||Barton||Biggin Hill|
|P3481||Biggin Hill||Flinders||Hawkinge1||Unknown||Biggin Hill||Crossley||Hawkinge||Crossley||Hawkinge||Crossley||Crashed|
|P3679||Biggin Hill||Pearce2||Hawkinge||Higgins||Hawkinge||Higgins||Hawkinge||Higgins||Biggin Hill||Higgins||Biggin Hill|
|P3936||Biggin Hill||Eckford||Hawkinge||Eckford||Hawkinge||Eckford||Hawkinge||Eckford||Biggin Hill|
|V6546||Biggin Hill||Higgins||Hawkinge||Unknown3||Biggin Hill||Brothers||Biggin Hill|
|V6547||Biggin Hill||Wlasnowalski||Hawkinge||Wlasnowalski||Hawkinge||Wlasnowalski||Hawkinge||Wlasnowalski||Biggin Hill||Wlasnowalski||Biggin Hill|
|V6565||Biggin Hill||Gillman||Hawkinge1||Biggin Hill||Gillman||Hawkinge||Gillman||Hawkinge||Gillman||Hawkinge||Unknown|
|V6566||Biggin Hill||Barton||Hawkinge||Barton||Hawkinge||Barton||Hawkinge||Barton||Biggin Hill||Whitehouse||Biggin Hill|
|V6572||Biggin Hill||Pniak||Hawkinge||Pniak5||Bailed out||Pniak||Crashed||Unknown||Hawkinge||Pniak||Biggin Hill||Unknown|
|Aircraft at Biggin Hill||Biggin Hill|
|Aircraft at Hawkinge||Hawkinge|
|Aircraft in the air with pilot's name||Smith|
|Aircraft unserviceable with reason||Bailed out|
|Last mention of a pilot||Bold text|
|Information assumed from circumstantial evidence||Italic text|
- It would make more sense if this was a patrol that landed back at Biggin Hill as both aircraft are next recorded as going from Biggin to Hawkinge. ^,^
- Sgt. Pearce does not appear again in the record book again during August. ^
- It would fit if Sgt. Pearce flew this plane back to Biggin Hill.^
- P/O Smythe is recorded as having crashed on this sortie but is not recorded as having participated The casualty report gives the time of his aircraft crashing as approximately 1600. ^
- The record for P/O Pinak contains several inconsitencies and is covered in more detail. ^
Yesterday evening the Gruppe was briefed for another daylight raid on Biggin Hill. At 1736 hrs this afternoon we took off and formed up over Calais. We crossed the Channel in close formation, heading directly for the target area. Our fighter escort did an excellent job. They prevented the English fighters from getting anywhere near us, allowing us to lay a carpet of bombs right across the airfield. Despite the heavy flak my navigator, Oberleutnant Heinrich Prinze ze Sayn-Wittgenstein, managed to take several photos of our stick of bombs "walking" across the target. At 2010 hrs we landed back at Rosieères. We had suffered no casualties, just some minor flak damage.