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Publication: The History of 410 Squadron add link
Issue: 1969?
Title: The History of 410 Squadron
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Part I, Training and Waiting (June 1941 ? February 1943)

Jerry evened the score, however, on the 19th [September 1942] when six crews were scrambled. P/Os S.J. Fulton and R.N. Rivers closed in on a Do.217 for two bursts that apparently missed. But the Dornier gunner was on his toes and let off some accurate shots that so badly damaged the night fighter?s undercarriage and starboard wing that Fulton had to make a crash landing.

Part V, Hunting on the Continent (September 1944 ? June 1945)

"B" Flight also received a new commander in October [1944] when "Red" Somerville was posted to No. 409 Squadron as C.O. and S/L S.J. Fulton came from that unit to replace him.

?.A few days before Christmas [1944] there was another disaster, the heaviest blow suffered by the squadron throughout its long career. For several days the airfield had been fogbound. When the sky cleared a bit in the afternoon of the 21st, S/L Fulton, "B? Flight commander, took off for England in the Squadron Oxford. With him were three officers and two airmen, all going on leave, one of the airmen counting the minutes until he met his bride-to-be. Near Wrotham, Kent, the aircraft for some reason crashed and only one of its occupants survived, seriously injured. Killed with S/L Fulton were his navigator F/O A.R. Ayton (RAF), who had accompanied him on posting to the Cougars in October, F/L F.G. Thomson, DFC (RAF), who had arrived late in November to begin a second tour, and LACs E. Wahlers and R. Seefried. F/O W. Rumbold, another RAF navigator, was the injured passenger; he had been with the Squadron for two months.

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