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12.10.1940. No.92 Squadron R.A.F. Spitfire I. X4591 F/O Pattinson. Location: Bartholomews Wood, Postling Wents, near Hawkinge, Kent.
Mission: Combat Patrol (Battle of Britain)

Date: 12th October 1940.

Unit: 92 (East India) Squadron R.A.F.

Type: Spitfire Mk.I.

Serial No: X4591.

Coded: QJ-

Location: Bartholomews Wood, Postling Wents, near Hawkinge, Kent.

Pilot: Flying Officer Aberconway John Sefton Pattinson 40563. Royal Air Force Age. 21. (Killed)

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Flight of No. 92 (East India) Squadron R.A.F. Spitfires.

REASON FOR LOSS:

Took-off from R.A.F. Biggin Hill p.m. for a combat patrol. Shot down in combat with Bf109 over Hawkinge at 4.40 p.m. Aircraft crashed and burned out in Bartholomews Wood, Postling Wents, near Hawkinge, Kent. Aircraft a write-off.

A few weeks earlier on Monday the 23
rd of September, Flying Officer Pattinson crashed while attempting a forced landing near West Malling following combat with Bf109s over Gravesend. Pattinson was severely wounded in the thigh and admitted to Preston Hall Hospital Maidstone.

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Flying Officer Aberconway John Sefton Pattinson and his grave at Parkstone Cemetery Poole, Dorset.

Burial Details:

Flying Officer Aberconway John Sefton Pattinson 40563. Royal Air Force Age. 21.

Parkstone Cemetery Poole, Dorset. Sec. E. Grave 46.

Son of John Francis and Daphne St. George Sefton Pattinson, of Fordingbridge, Hampshire.

Page construction and research by David King. Other sources, Battle of Britain Then and Now, Grave photo Mr. Bob.

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