Poix du Nord

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Hurricane P2701 VY-
85 Sqn
                                       
  Date :  18 mai 1940
  Mission :   
                                       
        Décollage : 
Lille (59)      
        Causes du crash :  Abattu en combat aérien par des Bf110 du I/ZG26
     
        Lieu du crash :  Poix du Nord (59)   
                                       
F/Lt Derek Hurlstone ALLEN RAF 39840 KIA Distinguished Flying Cross
                                       
Distinguished Flying Cross
Flying Officer Derek Hurlstone ALLEN (39840).
This officer has taken part in all combats with Flight Lieutenant R.H.A. Lee, follow­ing his section leader with great loyalty. In May, I940, he took part in shooting down a Junkers, and the next day another enemy aircraft of the same type. On the latter day, after his aircraft had been severely damaged by anti-aircraft fire, he did not hesitate to attack with vigour and determination a Junkers 89 over enemy occupied territory and shot it down.
Supplement of THE LONDON GAZETTE of TUESDAY, the 28th of MAY, 1940.