Film ID:
YFA 976

609 SQUADRON IN COMBAT

1940-1941

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Description

The following is a series of combat films which chronicle different World War II air battles in which the West Riding of Yorkshire's 609 Squadron take part.  Each sequence, film by the pilots from the planes film other members of the squadron flying, is preceded by an intertitle.  Many of the clips are very brief and shaky given that the gun camera only operated when a plane’s guns were firing. One sequence shows an attack on a bomber formation, another apparent attack on a German parachutist.

The film consists of very shaky, grainy shots of a planes flying.  The following intertitles precede each sequence:

Title – Combat Film No 43 F/O Drummond Hay 609 Sqd 31-540

Title – Combat Film No 46 F/O Howell 609 Sqd Heinkel 1-6-40

Title – Combat Film No 76 P/O Agazarion 609 Sqd Spitfire v. Me:  110 11-8-40

Title – Combat Film No 77 S/LDR Darley 609 Sqd Spitfire v. Me:  109 & 110 11-8-40

Title – Combat Film No 79 P/O Crook 609 Sqd Spitfire v. Me:  110 12-8-40

Title – Combat Film No 80 P/O Agazarion 609 Sqd Spitfire v. 2-Me:  109 & 1-110 12-8-40

Title – Combat Film No 131 P/O Agazarion 609 Sqd DD:  17 7-9-40

Title – Combat Film No 132 F/O Nowierski 609 Sqd Dornier 7-9-40

Title – Combat Film No 139 F/O Dundas 609 Sqd Dronier 15-9-40

Title – Combat Film No 140 F/O Dundas 609 Sqd Dronier 15-9-40

Title – Combat Film No 143 P/O Ogilvie 609 Sqd Dronier 15-9-40

Title – Combat Film No 148 P/O Miller 609 Sqd He 111 25-9-40

Title – Combat Film No 149 Sgt Feary 609 Sqd Do & He 111 25-9-40

Title – Combat Film No 151 P/O Newbury 609 Sqd He 111 25-9-40

Title – Combat Film No 152 F/Lt McArthur 609 Sqd He 111 25-9-40

Title – Combat Film No 156 P/O Bisdee Sqd He 111 26-9-40

Title – Combat Film No 157 Sgt Feary 609 Sqd He 111 26-9-40

Title – Combat Film No 158 F/O S/L Darley 609 Sqd He 111 26-9-40

Title – Combat Film No 159 P/O Staples 609 Sqd Me 110 27-9-40

Title – Combat Film No 160 P/O Bisdee 609 Sqd Me 110 27-9-40

Title – Combat Film No 170 Sgt Bennett 609 Sqd Ju 88 18-12-40

Title – Combat Film No 193 609 Sqd v Me 109 24-7-41