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No.152 Sqn RAF

Founded : 1st October 1918
Country : UK
Fate : Disbanded 15th November 1967
Known Aircraft Codes : UM

Hyderabad

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Operated from Warmwell during the Battle of Britain.

No.152 Sqn RAF

No.152 Sqn RAF Artwork Collection



Merlin Chorus by Anthony Saunders.

Southern Patrol by Philip West.

Aces for : No.152 Sqn RAF
A list of all Aces from our database who are known to have flown with this squadron. A profile page is available by clicking the pilots name.
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William Dennis David20.00The signature of William Dennis David features on some of our artwork - click here to see what is available.
Wilf Sizer7.00The signature of Wilf Sizer features on some of our artwork - click here to see what is available.
Aircraft for : No.152 Sqn RAF
A list of all aircraft known to have been flown by No.152 Sqn RAF. A profile page including a list of all art prints for the aircraft is available by clicking the aircraft name.
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Gladiator



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Manufacturer : Gloster
Production Began : 1935
Retired : 1945
Number Built : 746

Gladiator

GLOSTER GLADIATOR: A continuation form the Gloster Gauntlet aircraft the Gloster Gladiator (SS37) becoming designated the F.7/30 was named Gladiator on the 1st July 1935. The first 70 Gladiators had Under wing machine guns (Vickers or Lewis) before the browning became standard The first aircraft arrived at Tangmere airfield on in February 1937 to no. 72 squadron. at the outbreak of world war two a total of 218 Gladiators had been received by the Royal air force with a total of 76 on active service. They served also in the Middle eats and in 1940 when Italy joined the war was nearly the only front line fighter in the middle east. Between 1939 and 1941. the Gloster Gladiator flew in many war zones. flying in France, Greece, Norway, Crete Egypt Malta and Aden. The Aircraft claimed nearly 250 air victories. It stayed in front line duties until 1942, then becoming fighter trainer, and other sundry roles. It continued in these roles until the end of world war two. The Naval equivalent the Sea Gladiator a short service in the Middle east and European waters. A Total of 746 aircraft were built of these 98 were Sea Gladiators.. Performance. speed: 250mph at 17,500 feet, 257 mph at 14,600 Range 430 miles. Armament: Two fixed .3-03 browning machine guns

Spitfire



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Manufacturer : Supermarine
Production Began : 1936
Retired : 1948
Number Built : 20351

Spitfire

Royal Air Force fighter aircraft, maximum speed for mark I Supermarine Spitfire, 362mph up to The Seafire 47 with a top speed of 452mph. maximum ceiling for Mk I 34,000feet up to 44,500 for the mark XIV. Maximum range for MK I 575 miles . up to 1475 miles for the Seafire 47. Armament for the various Marks of Spitfire. for MK I, and II . eight fixed .303 browning Machine guns, for MKs V-IX and XVI two 20mm Hispano cannons and four .303 browning machine guns. and on later Marks, six to eight Rockets under the wings or a maximum bomb load of 1,000 lbs. Designed by R J Mitchell, The proto type Spitfire first flew on the 5th March 1936. and entered service with the Royal Air Force in August 1938, with 19 squadron based and RAF Duxford. by the outbreak of World war two, there were twelve squadrons with a total of 187 spitfires, with another 83 in store. Between 1939 and 1945, a large variety of modifications and developments produced a variety of MK,s from I to XVI. The mark II came into service in late 1940, and in March 1941, the Mk,V came into service. To counter the Improvements in fighters of the Luftwaffe especially the FW190, the MK,XII was introduced with its Griffin engine. The Fleet Air Arm used the Mk,I and II and were named Seafires. By the end of production in 1948 a total of 20,351 spitfires had been made and 2408 Seafires. The most produced variant was the Spitfire Mark V, with a total of 6479 spitfires produced. The Royal Air Force kept Spitfires in front line use until April 1954.
Signatures for : No.152 Sqn RAF
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Air Vice-Marshall H. Bird-Wilson. CBE.DSO.DFC.AFC. (BAR)
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27 / 12 / 2000Died : 27 / 12 / 2000
Air Vice-Marshall H. Bird-Wilson. CBE.DSO.DFC.AFC. (BAR)

Birdy-Wilson joined the R.A.F. in 1937 and fought with 17 squadron during the Battle of France. Active throughout the Battle of Britain, awarded the DFC in the September of 1940, the same date he was shot down by Major Adolph Galland of JG26, bailing out with severe burns. He took command of 152 squadron in April 1942 and promoted Wing Commander 1943 he led 121 wing then 122 wing. Rested in January 1944 he went to the US command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth. Throughout the rest of 1944 he flew Mustangs, being awarded the D.S.O. in January 1945. He added the Czech Medal of Merit, 1st Class and the Dutch DFC. He stayed in the R.A.F. after the war until his retirement in 1974. By 1987 he had flown no less than 213 different types, including an Airship, the James Bond Autogiro and during 1978 the F-15 Eagle Fighter. He died on 27th December 2000.

H Bird-Wilson signing the print - Fighting Lady - by Graeme Lothian.

Citation for the award of the Distinguished Flying Cross.

Flying Officer Bird-Wilson has shot down six enemy aircraft and shared in the destruction of several others. He has shown fine fighting qualities and determination in his attacks.”

(London Gazette – 24 September 1940)

Citation for the award of the Distinguished Service Order

Since being awarded a Bar to the Distinguished Flying Cross, this officer has participated in a very large number of sorties. He has continued to display the highest qualities of leadership, skill and gallantry, qualities which have been well illustrated in the fine fighting spirit of the squadrons he commands. Within the past four months. Wing Commander Bird-Wilson has led large formations of aircraft on a variety of sorties during which much success has been obtained. Many enemy aircraft have been destroyed, whilst a good number of locomotives, wagons, mechanical transport and armoured fighting vehicles have been most effectively attacked. Throughout these operations. Wing Commander Bird-Wilson has set an example which has inspired all.”

(London Gazette – 9 January 1945)



Group Captain Dennis David CBE DFC AFC
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25 / 8 / 2000Died : 25 / 8 / 2000
25 / 8 / 2000Ace : 20.00 Victories
Group Captain Dennis David CBE DFC AFC

Dennis David served with distinction in both the Battle of France and Battle of Britain. He regards the RAFs success in the former - during which he was credited with 11.5 victories - as crucial to victory in the Battle of Britain. He was a member of 87 Squadron at the outbreak of war and was posted to France in 1939 as part of the Air Component. When the Blitzkrieg began on 10th May 1940, he was a Flying Officer. He destroyed a Do17 and shared a He111 on the first day, and by the time the squadron withdrew to the United Kingdom late in the month he had brought his score to 11.5 and been awarded the DFC and Bar. He continued to fly during the Battle of Britain, destroying a Ju88 and a Bf109 on the 11th August, a Ju87, a Bf110 and another shared on the 15th and a Ju88 and Bf109 on the 25th. He shot down a He111 on 15th September and the following month was posted as a Flight Commander to 213 Squadron. On 19th October he destroyed a Ju88 to bring his score to 20 and in November was posted to 152 Squadron. In 1943, with the rank of Wing Commander, he was posted to the Middle East to command 89 Squadron on Beaufighters. In November he led the Squadron to Ceylon and early the following year was promoted again to Group Captai. He served in Burma until the end of the war, after which he remained in the RAF with the Rank of Wing Commander. He died 25th August 2000.



Squadron Leader Norman Hancock DFC
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8 / 12 / 2010Died : 8 / 12 / 2010
Squadron Leader Norman Hancock DFC

Sqn Ldr Norman Hancock - Battle of Britian pilot who flew Spitfires with 65 and 152 Squadrons. He recieved the DFC on the 23rd of June 1944. Sadly, Norman Hancock passed away on the 8th of December 2010.



Lieutenant Colonel Don Nee
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Lieutenant Colonel Don Nee

Don Nee flew Spitfires with 152 and 64 Squadrons RAF before being unified with other Americans into the first Eagle Squadron, No.71. He transferred to the 4th Fighter Group's 336th Fighter Squadron in September 1942 and flew 119 missions in P-47s and P-51s, becoming a flight commander.




P/O Ken Plumridge
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P/O Ken Plumridge

Battle of Britain Pilot. P O Ken Plumridge flew with the Royal Air Force during the Battle of Britain with 111 Squadron. In November 1944 he joined 152 squadron.




Wing Commander Wilfred M Sizer DFC*
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22 / 12 / 2006Died : 22 / 12 / 2006
22 / 12 / 2006Ace : 7.00 Victories
Wing Commander Wilfred M Sizer DFC*

Born on 23rd February 1920, at the outbreak of war Bill Sizer was flying Hurricanes with 213 Squadron, after flying Guantlets with No.17 Squadron. The squadron flew to France in May 1940, where he scored his first victories, before being attacked by five Me109s and shot down. Rejoining his squadron soon after, he took part in the air battles over Dunkirk before again being shot down and escaping back to England. He flew throughout the Battle of Britain. Based at Exeter, on the 11th of August, he shot down a Ju88, and the next day he shot down a fighter escorting a large formation of bombers. As the attacks intensified, the pilots of 213 Sqn fle wup to four patrols a day. On the 15th of August he shot down two Ju87 Stukas. He also shared in the destruction of a Ju88 in October 1940, bringing it down over Beachy Head. He was awarded the DFC for scoring 7 and 5 shared victories. In April 1941 he was posted to join 1 Squadron, and then 91 Squadron. In April 1942 he joined 152 Squadron flying Spitfires, with whom he went to North Africa. In January 1943 he was given command of 93 Squadron and took part in the Sicily landings. While leading 93 Squadron he shot down two Italian fighters and damaged several others. He was awarded a Bar to the DFC. He finished the war with 7 and 5 shared victories. He died 22nd December 2006.



Flight Lieutenant Stan Williams
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Flight Lieutenant Stan Williams

Stan was a pilot with 152 Squadron and was posted out to Burma in 1944. Flying Spitfires throughout the campaign he then returned to England and was posted to 91 Squadron flying Spitfires from Duxford.


Battle of Britain Pilots for this Squadron
NameInfo
P/O H. J. AkroydBritish, Served with : 152 Squadron
Crashed October 7th 1940/Died October 8th 1940
Sgt. J. K. BarkerBritish, Served with : 152 Squadron
Killed September 4th 1940
F/O I. N. BaylesAustralian, Served with : 152 Squadron
F/O G. T. BaynhamBritish, Served with : 234 & 152 Squadrons
P/O W. BeaumontBritish, Served with : 152 Squadron
Missing September 23rd 1940**
F/Lt. D. P. A. Boitel-GillBritish, Served with : 152 Squadron
Killed September 18th 1941
Sgt. J. M. ChristieBritish, Served with : 152 Squadron
Killed September 26th 1940
F/O G. J. CoxBritish, Served with : 152 Squadron
F/Lt. E. C. DeansleyBritish, Served with : 152 Squadron
S/Ldr. P. K. DevittBritish, Served with : 152 Squadron
P/O D. H. Fox-MaleBritish, Served with : 152 Squadron
P/O R. M. D. HallBritish, Served with : 152 Squadron
P/O N. E. Hancock

Signed Artwork
British, Served with : 65 & 152 Squadrons
Passed away 8th December 2010.

Sqn Ldr Norman Hancock - Battle of Britian pilot who flew Spitfires with 65 and 152 Squadrons. He recieved the DFC on the 23rd of June 1944. Sadly, Norman Hancock passed away on the 8th of December 2010.
F/Lt E. S. HoggBritish, Served with : 152 Squadron
P/O R. M. HoggBritish, Served with : 152 Squadron
Missing August 25th 1940**
Sgt K. C. HollandAustralian, Served with : 152 Squadron
Killed September 25th 1940
P/O F. H. HolmesBritish, Served with : 152 Squadron
Killed December 4th 1944
P/O P. H. HumphreysBritish, Served with : 152 Squadron
P/O R. F. InnessBritish, Served with : 152 Squadron
P/O J. S. B. JonesBritish, Served with : 152 Squadron
Killed August 11th 1940
Sgt. A. W. KearseyBritish, Served with : 152 Squadron
Sgt Z. KleinPolish, Served with : 234 and 152 Squadrons
Missing November 28th 1940
P/O E. S. MarrsBritish, Served with : 152 Squadron
Killed July 24th 1941
Sgt. E. H. MarshBritish, Served with : 152 Squadron
F/Lt P. G. St. G. O'BrianCanadian, Served with : 152 and 257 Squadrons
P/O F. H. PosenerSouth African, Served with : 152 Squadron
Missing July 20th 1940
Sgt. L. A. E. ReddingtonBritish, Served with : 152 Squadron
Missing September 30th 1940**
Sgt. D. N. RobinsonBritish, Served with : 152 Squadron
P/O D. C. ShepleyBritish, Served with : 152 Squadron
Missing August 12th 1940**
Sgt. E. E. ShepperdBritish, Served with : 152 Squadron
Killed October 18th 1940
Sgt. W. G. SilverBritish, Served with : 152 Squadron
Killed September 25th 1940
Sgt J. SzlagowskiPolish, Served with : 234 and 152 Squadrons
Sgt. G. W. TaborBritish, Served with : 65 & 152 Squadrons
Killed July 23rd 1941
F/Lt. F. M. ThomasBritish, Served with : 152 Squadron
F/O C. WarrenBritish, Served with : 152 Squadron
P/O A. R. WatsonBritish, Served with : 152 Squadron
Killed November 28th 1940
P/O T. S. WildbloodBritish, Served with : 152 Squadron
Missing August 25th 1940**
P/O W. D. WilliamsBritish, Served with : 152 Squadron
F/Lt L. C. WithallAustralian, Served with : 152 Squadron
Missing August 12th 1940
Sgt. R. WoltonBritish, Served with : 152 Squadron

Battle of Britain History Timeline : 24th August
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
24August1940 1500 hours, four Groups of German Bombers supported by Fighters crossed the Kent Coast and one group flew onto the eastern outskirts of London, bombing targets in Upminster, Dagenham and Essex areas. All formations were engaged by fighters and a total of 20 german aircrfat were shot down.
24August1940A total of 41 German aircraft were shot down with another 13 possible. A total of Elevan JU88 , upto 29 ME109, 3 ME110. Eight HE111, one HE113 and one DO215 plus one more brought down by AA fire
24August1940Air Commodore Peter Malam Brothers of No.32 Sqn RAF shot down a Me109
24August1940At 1230 hours, 50 German aircraft flew to Dover and Manston and engaged by RAF fighters with seven German aircraft shot down
24August1940Between the hours of 0600 and 0800 just over 80 German aircraft over the Dover-Dungeness areas and onwards to North Foreland and Gravesend. Fighters The RAF fighters intercepted them and destoyed four German aircraft
24August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O I. G. Shaw of 264 Squadron, was Killed.
24August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O D. N. Woodger of 235 Squadron, was Killed.
24August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O F. H. DFM King of 264 Squadron, was Killed.
24August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O J. T. Jones of 264 Squadron, was Killed.
24August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O W. A. Ponting of 264 Squadron, was Killed.
24August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, S/Ldr P. A. DSO Hunter of 264 Squadron, was Killed.
24August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. A. Berry of 264 Squadron, was Killed.
24August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. D. L. Wright of 235 Squadron, was Killed.
24August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. W. H. Machin of 264 Squadron, was Killed.
24August1940Feldwebel Hans John of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Feldwebel Hans Stechmann of JG 3 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Feldwebel Heinz Bär of JG 51 shot down a Hurricane
24August1940Feldwebel Heinz Pohland of LG 2 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Feldwebel Josef Oglodek of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Feldwebel Walter Krieger of JG 51 shot down a Hurricane
24August1940Feldwebel Wilhelm Müller of JG 26 shot down a Hurricane
24August1940Fuhrer Hans-Joachim Marseille of LG 2 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Gefreiter Erich Höhn of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Just past 1000 hours, about 100 German aircraft flew and bombed Dover and Manston RAF fighters engaged them and shot down three German aircraft.
24August1940Leutnant Alfred Zeis of JG 53 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Leutnant Ernst Terry of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Leutnant Friedrich Geißhardt of LG 2 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Leutnant Friedrich-Wilhelm Strakeljahn of LG 2 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Leutnant Gustav Sprick of JG 26 shot down a Hurricane
24August1940Leutnant Karl-Heinz Schnell of JG 51 shot down a Curtiss P-36
24August1940Leutnant Leonhard Göttmann of JG 3 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Leutnant Ludwig Lenz of LG 2 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Major Gerhard Hubrich of LG 2 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Number of aircraft available for service on this day was 740 with 408 Hurricanes, 238 Spitfires, 63 Blenheims, amd 23 Defiants and 8 Gladiators
24August1940Oberfeldwebel Fritz Beeck of JG 51 shot down a Hurricane
24August1940Oberfeldwebel Hans Klee of JG 2 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Oberfeldwebel Hermann Staege of LG 2 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Oberfeldwebel Johann Ilner of JG 51 shot down a Hurricane
24August1940Oberfeldwebel Siegfried Krause of LG 2 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Oberfeldwebel Walter Meyer of JG 26 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Oberleutnant Adolf Buhl of LG 2 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Oberleutnant Arnold Lignitz of JG 51 shot down a Defiant
24August1940Oberleutnant Arnold Lignitz of JG 51 shot down a Defiant
24August1940Oberleutnant Erwin Neuerburg of JG 3 shot down a Hurricane
24August1940Oberleutnant Erwin Neuerburg of JG 3 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Oberleutnant Günther Schulze-Blanck of JG 53 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Oberleutnant Hans-Karl Mayer of JG 53 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Oberleutnant Herbert Ihlefeld of LG 2 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Oberleutnant Herbert Ihlefeld of LG 2 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Oberleutnant Hermann-Friedrich Joppien of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Oberleutnant Joachim Müncheberg of JG 26 shot down a Hurricane
24August1940Oberleutnant Josef Fözö of JG 51 shot down a Hurricane
24August1940Oberleutnant Josef Priller of JG 51 shot down a Hurricane
24August1940Oberleutnant Josef Priller of JG 51 shot down a Hurricane
24August1940Oberleutnant Karl-Heinz Leesmann of JG 52 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Oberleutnant Kurt Ruppert of JG 26 shot down a Hurricane
24August1940Oberleutnant Richard Leppla of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Oberstleutnant Johann Schalk of ZG 26 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Polish Battle of Britain pilot, P/O P. Zenker of 501 Squadron, was Killed.
24August1940Royal Air Force lost 20 Aircraft with the losss of 6 pilots and 4 air gunners
24August1940Spitfire L1037 Mk.Ia , DW-D, - Shot down by Me109 and crashed at Fyfield. Pilot Officer Merrick injured.
24August1940Spitfire L1082 Mk.Ia - Shot down by Me110 near Ryde. Pilot Officer Mamedoff ok.
24August1940Spitfire N3239 Mk.Ia - Shot down by Me109 and crashed on Isle of Wight. Pilot Officer Zurakowski ok.
24August1940Spitfire P9389 Mk.Ia , KL-A, - Shot down by Me109 and crashed at Kingsdown. Pilot Officer Stewart parachuted to safety.
24August1940Spitfire R6641 Mk.Ia - Damaged on operations.
24August1940Spitfire R6686 Mk.Ia , DW-D, - Shot down and crashed near Eastbury. Sergeant Arnfield injured.
24August1940Spitfire X4019 Mk.Ia - Damaged by enemy action. Pilot Officer Campbell ok.
24August1940Spitfire X4067 Mk.Ia , DW-K, - Shot down by Me109 near Dover. Pilot Officer Gray injured.
24August1940Spitfire X4102 Mk.Ia , DW-K, - Damaged by Me109 at 11.30hrs and crash landed near Shepherdswell. Pilot Officer Gray injured.
24August1940Spitfire X4104 Mk.Ia - Damaged by Me110. Flight Lieutenant Howell safe.
24August1940Squadron Leader Joseph Somerton OBrien of No.234 Sqn RAF shot down a Me109
24August1940The Royal Air Force flew 187 patrol involving 985 fighter flights
24August1940Unteroffizier Bernhard Adam of JG 26 shot down a Hurricane
24August1940Unteroffizier Ernst Braun of JG 26 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Unteroffizier Hans Scheuplein of ZG 26 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Unteroffizier Helmut Werner of JG 2 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Unteroffizier Josef Keil of JG 3 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Unteroffizier Walter Schumann of LG 2 shot down a Spitfire
Battle of Britain Timeline of Related Info : 24th August
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
24August1942Former British Battle of Britain pilot, (F.A.A.) Sub Lt. R. R. Lamb of 804 Squadron, was Killed.
24August1942Former British Battle of Britain pilot, F/Lt I. L. McG. Hallam of 222 Squadron, Crashed, taken prisoner.
24August1943Former British Battle of Britain pilot, F/Lt G. C. Matheson of 222 Squadron, was Killed.
24August1943Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. J. E. Woodgate of 141 Squadron, was Killed.

 

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