Lat/Long: 504140N/022030W.Grid ref SY765885. 203 feet ASL.IDENT "XW".USAAF Station 454
RUNWAYS:Grass: NE-SW 900 yds,NW-SE 900 yds,WNW-ESE 1680yds.
S/L H S (George) Darley left to become Station Commander at Exeter on 27th Sept. He died in November 1999.
No.76741 F/O Piotr Ostaszewski-Ostoja - Polish
P/O Michael Appleby.Left the Squadron in the autumn of 1940. Later reached rank of Squadron Leader. Left RAF in 1945
F/L J.H.G."Butch"McArthur, a very experienced ex-testpilot , leader of 'B' Flight .
No.76803 P/O Tadeusz Nowierski - Polish
F/O T.Nowierski was saved when he baled out of his Spitfire over Sailsbury Plain after undercarriage failure on the 5th Oct at 18:15hrs. He returned to Poland after the war. He died of a heart failure on the 2nd of April 1983.
F/Lt David M. Crook joined 609Sq on the 30th of June 1940 was K.I.A. after the Battle of Britain.
F/Lt Frank J.Howell was on patrol near Poole in Dorset on the 18th July. At 15:15hrs he was in combat with a Ju-88 he baled out and was picked up by the Navy.
P/O H(Harry)McD.Goodwin.Lost around 1730hrs on the 14th of August while flying Spitfire N3024, shot down -circumstances unknown- his body washed ashore on the Isle of Wight
Sgt. A.N.Feary. Killed in action 7th October 1940
P/O M.E.Staples was wounded when he baled out of his Spitfire after combat with a Bf109 over Yeovil at 16:30hrs on the 7th Oct 1940. He was killed when with 604 Sqn 9 Nov 1941
P/O R.F.G.Miller was killed on the 27th Sept 1940 at 11:45hrs. His Spitfire(X4107) collided with a a Bf110C-4(3297/3U+FT ) of ZG 26 near Kingcome in Dorset.The Spitfire crashed near Piddlehinton, the Bf110 at Bellamy's Farm Piddletrenthide
F/Lt John Charles Dundas from Yorkshire was the older brother of H.S.L.Dundas. He joined 609 Sq before the war.He was credited with destroying 11 confirmed and 4 shared during the Battle of Britain and was awarded the D.F.C. On the 28th of November 1940 he was flying a Spitfire and he shot down Helmut Wick off the Isle of Wight who was flying a Bf109. Wick's wing man then the shot down and killed Dundas at 16:15hrs.
From Stan Ince comes this menu from Christmas 1941 at RAF Warmwell.