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Hi all I am looking into the fates of 264 Squadron Defiants which were shoot down en masse on the 13th May 1940 above Holland. I am hoping someone on here might be able to fill in the blanks with regard to the fuselage letter per aircraft. I am using a Dutch book "Tweede Pinksterdag 1940 -Luchtgevechten boven West-Brabant en de Biesbosch" by Jan Jolie 2000 Lorelax Productions / Muiderberg as a reference. Jan Jolie has noted the aircraft involved as follows · L6969 Skelton/ Hatfield (Blue1) PS-B(?)** · L6960 Chandler/ McLeish (Blue3)PS-M · L6958 Thomas/
With the arrival of the excellent 1/48 Defiant from Airfix this year I am longing to build one flown by a distant relative. So far I have found some very easy to obtain information, but I am struggling to find the more relevant stuff that would make this build possible. Here is what I have found out so far… Date 08/10/40 - Patrol Type - Defiant I Serial – N1627 Coded – PS-? Unit – 264 SQN RAF Pilot – P/O Harold Ingham Goodall 79159 RAFVR Age 25 (Killed) Air/Gnr – Robert Bett Mirk Young 40197 RNZAF Age 22 (Killed) Took off from Luton Airfield, crashed a