My father finished WW2 at the age of 26. Still alive and well and living in Toronto.

November 24, 2010 at 2:54 am Leave a comment

Paddy Hemingway is the one on the right.

MONDAY AUGUST 26TH 1940 16.00 hrs
Pilot officer J.A. (Paddy) Hemingway. D.S.O. baled out of his Hawker Hurricane over the Thames Estuary After combat with Me 109 fighters. He landed safely near the Barge Public house in Pitsea, and his aircraft crashed into the marshes at Fobbing Essex.
Just eight days earlier at 17.45 hrs on the 18th August 1940, P/o Hemingway in Hurricane V7249, had been shot down by return fire from a Ju 88 over the Thames Estuary. He baled out of the aircraft and was rescued by a light ship12 miles East of Clacton, Essex.
In this combat Hemingway lost one of his best pals, Flying Officer R.H.A. (Dicky) Lee.

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