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15.08.1940 No. 213 Squadron Hurricane I V7227 AK-C P/O. Maurice S.H.C. Buchin
Date: 15th August 1940
Unit: No. 213 Squadron
Type: Hurricane I
Base: RAF Exeter.
Location: English Cannel off Portland.
Pilot: P/O. Maurice Simon Henri Charles Buchin 81626 RAFVR Age 34. Missing
REASON FOR LOSS:
On this day well over a hundred aircraft started to attack RAF fighter stations in the south and south east of England. During a patrol V227 was lost over Portland, no further details.
Just a few days previously also on a patrol but with P/O. Jacques Philippart they each shot down a Ju88. Jacques, at this time an ace with 5 to his credit, was shot down and killed just 10 days later.
P/O. Maurice Simon Henri Charles Buchin. Runnymede Memorial. Panel 7. Next of Kin details currently not available - are you able to assist completion of these and any other information?
Researched and dedicated to the relatives of this crew with thanks to Josette Bens and Mr. Alain Rosseels from Belgium for further information and photographs, Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses' Vol. 1, Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
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