13.05.1940 No. 264 Squadron Defiant I L6977 P/O. Greenhouse
Operation: Patrol - German troop transports
Date: 13th May 1940 (Monday)
Unit: No. 264 Squadron
Type: Defiant I
Base: RAF Duxford (via Martlesham)
Location: Rijsdijk dyke, Willemspolder
Pilot: P/O. Patrick Greenhouse RAF Prisoner of War (PoW) Stalag Lamsdorf
Air/Gnr: Sgt. Frederick Greenhalgh RAF PoW Stalag Luft Sagan and Belaria
REASON FOR LOSS:
Took off at 04.15 hrs from Martlesham along with 5 other Boulton Paul Defiant's together with 6 Spitfires from 66 Squadron acting as escort. The object being to patrol the Dutch coast between Ijmuiden and the Hague to attack German troop transport.
Attacked and shot down by members of JG26.
Above left: P/O. Patrick Greenhouse and right under guard Sgt. Frederick Greenhalgh
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