Saturday, 20 March 2010


He was a pilot, born on 15th August 1915 and was among the crew of a Wellington that was jumped by 6 Ju88 fighters whilst on anti-submarine patrol near Bishop Rock on 16th September 1942.  In a 12-15 minute battle, fought at 30 feet above sea level, this crew destroyed one enemy plane, saw large pieces break off the tailplane of another and scored hits on three more.  In return they had a two yard square section of wing torn off by cannon fire and their petrol tank was pierced.  They managed a power climb into the clouds and the action was broken off.

He survived the war and settled in England, changing his name to Kay.  He died in Blackpool on 21st August 2002.

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