4 February 1942

Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk V (P5050 - code YG-M)
In the sea, off Ushant Island

(contributors : Daniel Dahiot, Frédéric Hénoff)

Whitley mk v 1
Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk V - Abingdon (Oxfordshire) (?)
  © With courtasy of RAF Abingdon 10 OTU - www.rafabingdon10otu.co.uk

Crew (502 Squadron RAF)
all crew members were captured

- Squadron Leader N.S.F. DAVIES, R.A.F.

- Sergeant BERT CLARK GILLESPIE, R.A.A.F.

- Sergeant M.F. SIKAL, R.C.A.F.

- Sergeant T.R CALDER, R.A.F.

- Sergeant G.S. HARRIS, R.A.F.

- Sergeant J.F. BARNES, R.A.F.

THE STORY

We just know that the Whitley was reported missing after a patrol over Ushant. He was shot down at 9:55 am by a Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-7 of I./JG 2 flown by Fw. Heinz-Helmut BAUDACH, who made a belly landing back in Brest Guipavas (see link to Me Bf 109 E-7 WNr 6496). 

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