Appendix 8 - 17 August '43 Recco combat - 1 Fighter Wing pilot table

MORNING RECCO Sqn Section No. Pilots engaging Pilots not engaging Remarks
Winco Section 1   W/C Caldwell  
2   F/L Evans (452 Sqn)  
457 Red 1 S/L James   shot down 1 Ki.46; 1 cannon failed
2 P/O Little   did not fire
3   F/O Mackenzie  
4   F/O Turner  
Blue 1 F/L Newton   engine trouble, dropped behind, fired from long range
2 F/Sgt Jenkins   shot down 1/2 Ki.46
3 F/O Gregory   chased but did not fire
4 F/Sgt R Watson   shot down 1/2 Ki.46; 1 cannon failed
White 1 F/L P Watson   engine trouble, dropped out; shot down 1 Ki.46
2   F/Sgt Batchelor despite maintaining the climb, they missed the interception while their lower and slower leader got the kill
3   F/O Barker
4   F/Sgt Hardwick
AFTERNOON RECCO Winco Section 1 W/C Caldwell   shot down 1 Ki.46; 1 cannon failed
2 F/Sgt Padula   fired
452     F/L Evans  
    F/Sgt Duncan  
457     F/O Gregory  
    F/Sgt White  
    F/Sgt Watson aircraft went unserviceable after takeoff
    F/O Chandler  
    P/O Little  
    F/Sgt Jenkins aircraft went unserviceable after takeoff