Dundas, Hugh Spencer Lisle (Oral history)

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  • 10159
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  • whole: Duration 60, Number Of Items 2
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  • object name: Oral history
  • object category: IWM interview


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British officer served as pilot with 616 Sqdn, RAF over Dunkirk, France and in GB, 1940-1941 including Battle of Britain, 1940

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REEL 1 Recollections of operations as pilot with 616 Sqdn, RAF during operations over France, 1940: posting to Southend for operations over Dunkirk, 5/1940; degree of visibility over Dunkirk beaches; problems of operating over Dunkirk; characteristics of Supermarine Spitfire Mark 1; attitude of army personnel towards RAF; nature of aerial combat over Dunkirk. Recollections of operations as pilot with 616 Sqdn, RAF in GB during Battle of Britain, 1940: return to RAF Leconfield; interception of German Air Force bombers over Flamborough Head, 15/8/1940; move to RAF Kenley, 19/8/1940; shooting down in Hawkinge area, 22/8/1940; operations with Duxford Wing, 9/1940; interception of German Air Force raid, 15/9/1940. REEL 2 Continues: memories of Douglas Bader; German Air Force tactics; degree of fighter pilot experience; story of being shot down whilst flying 'finger four' formation over Pas de Calais with Douglas Bader, 1941; realisation of importance of Battle of Britain; qualities needed by fighter pilots; opinion of Douglas Bader.

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