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Archive Report: Allied Forces

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14.05.1940 No 87 Squadron Hurricane I L1616 P/O. Jarvis

Operation: Patrol

Date: 14th May 1940 (Tuesday)

Unit: No. 87 Squadron

Type: Hurricane I

Serial: L1616

Code: LK-?

Base: Le Touqet, France.

Location: Maastricht

Pilot: P/O. Paul Leonard Jarvis 42609 R.A.F. Age 20. Killed


Hurricane L1616 was shot down by a He111 from KG27 west of Maastricht at 09.40 hrs.

Three other Hurricanes from 87 squadron were also lost this day:

L1834 Piloted by P/O. Chris Mackworth 40728 from Seaford, Sussex – killed, buried at Bruyelle Cemetery.

L1612 Piloted by P/O. Gordon Saunders 41620 from New Zealand – died of wounds received, buried at Fenain Cemetery.

L1646 Piloted by F/O. Joyce – survived after leg amputated in hospital. No further details, please contact us if you are able to supply any photographs / information.


P/O. Paul Leonard Jarvis, also shown right during training. These were sent to the family by Paul during his service. (courtesy of the Jarvis family via Bas Coolan) 


Hurricanes of 87 Squadron (Archives)


Burial Details:

P/O. Paul Leonard Jarvis. Runnymede Memorial Panel 8. Son of Leonard Norman and Winnefred Jarvis, of Haywards Heath, Sussex, England.

Researched for relatives of the pilot. We are very pleased that the nephew of P/O. Jarvis contacted and supplied us with his photographs via Bas Coolan in the Netherlands. – with thanks also to Norman Franks ‘Fighter Command Losses’ Vol 1. Peter D. Cornwell ‘Battle for France’. C.W.G.C.

Acknowledgements: Sources used by us in compiling Archive Reports include: Bill Chorley - 'Bomber Command Losses Vols. 1-9, plus ongoing revisions', Dr. Theo E.W. Boiten and Mr. Roderick J. Mackenzie - 'Nightfighter War Diaries Vols. 1 and 2', Martin Middlebrook and Chris Everitt - 'Bomber Command War Diaries', Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Tom Kracker - Kracker Luftwaffe Archives, Michel Beckers, Major Fred Paradie (RCAF) and MWO François Dutil (RCAF) - Paradie Archive (both on this site), Jean Schadskaje, Major Jack O'Connor USAF (Retd.), Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński - 'Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945', Anna Krzystek, Tadeusz Krzystek - 'Polskie Siły Powietrzne w Wielkiej Brytanii', Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses', Aircrew Remembered Databases and our own archives. We are grateful for the support and encouragement of CWGC, UK Imperial War Museum, Australian War Memorial, Australian National Archives, New Zealand National Archives, UK National Archives and Fold3 and countless dedicated friends and researchers across the world.
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