10.04.1941 No. 1 PRU Spitfire I (PR) B P9396 P/O. Manifould
Date: 10th April 1941 (Thursday)
Unit: No. 1 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit. Coastal Command
Type: Spitfire I (PR) B
Code: Not issued
Base: RAF Benson, Oxfordshire
Location: Plouescat, France
Pilot: P/O. William Kenneth Manifould MiD. 81658 RAFVR Age 22. Missing - believed killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
Taking off from St. Eval in Cornwall at 17:30 hrs. on a Reconnaissance operation to Brest in France.
Understood to have been intercepted and shot down by Lt. Horst Ulenberg of 2./JG26 with the Spitfire coming down north of Plouescat in the English Channel at 19:25 hrs. His second claim of the day, the first another No. 1 PRU Spitfire. Neither his body or remains of the aircraft were found
P/O. William Kenneth Manifould MiD. Runnymede Memorial. Panel 33. Born on the 28th June 1918 at Ilfracombe, the son of William and Ethel Daisy May Manifould, of Wokingham, Berkshire, England.
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