Rank & Name: P/O H.L.N. Davis

Date of Death: 08/08/1940
Details:

 

Little is known of P/O Davis at this time. He was pilot when he and his crew failed to return from a HACH - anti-invasion/reconnaissance patrol during the Battle of Britain, possibly in aid of a convoy that was attacked this day and that 59 Sqn had been detailed to patrol. view details

This convoy was known as 'Convoy Peewit". The fight above it was the first major conflict between the RAF and Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain.

Other sources note that they were lost undertaking a reconnaissance mission over Cherbourg. Although I'm not sure at the moment what the codename "HACH" stands for, it is possible that the "CH" stands for Cherbourg...

 

Further Information
Awardee of the Battle of Britain Clasp - Although entitlement was revoked by the Air Ministry in 1960 (read more)

If you have any information about P/O Davis, please contact me, thank you.

Rest In Peace