RAF Spitfire R6603 which was shot down on the 18TH September 1940 the pilot was Sergeant Corfe he baled out safely over Kent.
Douglas Corfe was posted to 66 Squadron at Kenley on 10th September. He was shot down by Messerschmitt109's over the Canterbury area in Spitfire R6603. D.Corfe was admitted to Chartham Hospital, with injuries. The aircraft crashed at Denge Wood, Petham. He was flying as part of the defence of Malta on the 25th April 1942 in Hurricane, BE708 when he was then hit by local ground fire, losing part of his wing and crashed into rocks then exploded on impact, killing Corfe. At the time of his death Corfe was a Warrant Officer. He is buried in Capuccini Naval Cemetery.
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