28.08.1941 No. 19 Squadron Spitfire IIa P8439 QV-X Fl/Lt. Cunningham
Operation: escorting Blenheims to Rotterdam
Date: 28th August 1941 (Thursday)
Unit: No. 19 Squadron (12 Group)
Type: Spitfire Mk IIa
Serial: P8439 "West Godavari"
Base: RAF Matlaske, Norfolk
Location: on the beach near Rockanje Holland
Pilot: Fl/Lt 'Jock' Wallace Cunningham 80545 RAF DFC Age 24. PoW No: 3744 Camp: Stalag Luft Sagan
REASON FOR LOSS:
Hit by flak, forced landed on the beach near Rockanje Holland at 19:30 Hrs.
DFC citation London Gazette 08th October 1940:
"This officer has shot down five hostile aircraft. He has shown great personal gallantry and splendid skill in action".
None survived the war.
Born on the 04th December 1916 - died on the 4th October 2011 in Scotland, aged 94. Further details shown within our Obituary pages.Further information see his obituary page on this website.
Researched for Aircrew Remembered - May 2018 by Michel Beckers. With thanks to Peter Charnock for portrait photo, others from the collection of Michel Beckers.