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From: Peter Thomas< >
Subject: Re: Flight Lieut Douglas HONE
Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2000 20:56:23 GMT
On Mon, 18 Sep 2000 18:34:26 +0100, Phil Mc Carty
>According to the definitive source, 'Men of the Battle of Britain' by
>Kenneth G Wynn (recently republished for the 60th Anniversary)
>Douglas Harold HONE Pilot Officer (Pilot) Service No. 80816. 615 Sqn
>Born 30 Sep 17, Purley, Surrey. Joined RAFVR Sep 1938. After training,
>joined 615 Sqn (Hurricanes) at Kenley on 6 Jul 40. First action 19 Jul.
>Shared an HE59 on 27 Jul, claimed a Do17 on 29 Jul.
>Attacked (by another Hurricane) on 14 Aug, but landed safely at Kenley.
>Crash landed at Meopham on 24 Aug after an attack on Do17, unhurt.
>Wounded by cannon splinters from an Me109 on 26 Aug; hospitalised at
>Southend. Last flew in the Battle on 29 Sep.
>Shot down again on 26 Feb 41; posted to 56 OTU (Operational Training
>Unit) in July. Wheels up landing on 14 Aug 41 after a birdstrike. 61
>OTU April 41, then 41 Sqn. 501 Sqn Sep 43, Jan 44 moved to be a Fighter
>Controller. Released as a Flt Lt 1946; joined RAFVR as a Ftr Ctrl 1948,
>but rejoined as a regular 1950. Retired from RAF 1975 as a Flt Lt.
>Hope that helps!
Many thanks for the info. I guess it wasn't what I really wanted to
find out ! It appears there are at least 4 branches of the Hone
family. One from Ireland, one from Somerset/Devon, one from the London
area and mine, from the Oxford area.
I will however, follow your info up, in the hope he may be "one of
Again, many thanks