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Date:02-JUN-1940
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Ia
Owner/operator:611 (West Lancashire) Squadron Royal Air Force (611 (West Lancashire) Sqn RAF)
Registration: N3064
C/n / msn: 352
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Fort Mardyck Beach, Dunkirk, Pas de Calais, Hauts de France -   France
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Rochford, Southend, Essex
Destination airport:
Narrative:
N3064: Spitfire Mk.Ia (c/no. 352) First Flown 6-10-39. Delivered to the RAF at 27 MU Shawbury 10-10-39. Issued to 611 (West Lancashire) Squadron 15-2-40 as "FY-B". Shot down by Bf 109s over Dunkirk 2-6-40; pilot killed. Total Flying Hours 77.30

Airborne from RAF Rochford, Southend, Essex for a combat air patrol over Dunkirk. Shot down over Dunkirk and crashed onto Fort Mardyck Beach, Dunkirk, Pas de Calais, Hauts de France. 611 (West Lancashire) Squadron claimed to have shot down three Ju 87s and three Bf 109s, plus one Bf 109 as a "probable" and another damaged for the loss of two Spitfires (N3055 and N3064) and their pilots.

Crew of Spitfire N3064:
Flying Officer (Pilot) Ralph Kenyon "Ken" Crompton, RAF (AAF) 90361, age 24, killed in action 02/06/1940, buried at Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft N1000-N9999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1977)
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/745): https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C14502629
3. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2279143/crompton,-ralph-kenyon-(ken)/
4. http://francecrashes39-45.net/page_fiche_av.php?id=5416
5. http://www.epibreren.com/ww2/raf/611_squadron.html#0206
6. http://www.611squadronrauxaf.co.uk/history/Roll.html
7. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/p002.html
8. http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/showpost.php?p=66284&postcount=17
9. https://www.unithistories.com/officers/RAF_officers_C01.html
10. http://www.cieldegloire.com/sq_raf_611.php
11. http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Surrey/GodalmingCharthouseSchoolWW2.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Sep-2019 19:55 Dr. John Smith Added
17-Sep-2019 19:31 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Operator]

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