No more...No more! Please no more.
My pain, this burning pain,
Do I leave this world cremated?
Strapped in this perished plane.
Heavens fogged, shell and smoke.
Blistered paint swells over my wing,
Her nose now banking to the earth
Sun splintered by shattered fin.
My Spitfire now in final throes,
Proud Merlin silent, no prop in spin,
Flames lick over oil soaked derma,
Alike my peeling wing.
Mother Earth hastens to meet me,
Dreaded nightmare now so real,
Tears wash over beaded sweat,
"Dear Lord, can't I appeal?"
Silent now, only rushing wind
Eyelids slip, tiring stare,
What was once an agile mind,
Has lost all thoughts of care.
My final spin,
Peace is now with me.
Peter M McCulloch Snr, Haddington
|Name||Rank||Service||Date of Death||Age||Circumstances|
|Bailey, B P||Sergeant-Pilot||Royal Air Force||30.12.39||Unknown||Unknown|
|Bishop, F A||Pilot Officer||Royal Air Force||14.09.39||23||Hawker Audax K7479 trainer, accident (see also Chiazzari)|
D P H
|Sub-Lieutenant (Air)||Royal New Zealand Naval Vol Reserve||18.01.44||23||Crashed in Fulmar 083018 (784 NAS) near Whitekirk|
|Boulter DFC, J C||Flight Lieutenant||Royal Air Force||17.02.41||28||Collision between Spitfire P4196 (603 Sqn) and Hurricane R7597 (43 Sqn) on 16.02.41|
|Bourne, D||Pilot Officer||Royal Air Force||05.09.41||20||Crashed in Hurricane Z2520 (43 Sqn) near RNAS Donibristle, Fife|
|Burnell-Phillips DFM, P A||Flight Lieutenant||Royal Air Force||09.02.41||Unknown||Unknown|
|Pilot Officer||Royal South African Air Force||14.09.39||19||Hawker Audax K7479 trainer, accident (see also Bishop)|
|Dasent, J G||Flying Officer||Royal New Zealand Air Force||22.12.43||24||Flying Spitfire (485 Sqn). Accident during exercise at sea, killed when parachute opened late|
|Evans, B F||Pilot rank unknown||Royal Air Force||26.10.39||Unknown||Unknown|
|Evans, E C||Flight Sergeant-Pilot||Royal Canadian Air Force||13.03.42||25||Unknown|
|Flight Lieutenant||Royal Air Force||01.02.45||28||Crashed in KN954, Lammermuir Hills|
|Hall, D W||Sergeant-Pilot||Royal Air Force||30.08.41||21||Defiant N1731 (410 Sqn) crashed near Gifford|
|Sergeant-Pilot||Royal Australian Air Force||01.10.42||20||Crashed in Spitfire AD235 (222 Sqn) near Dunbar, poss structural failure|
|Sub-Lieutenant (Air)||Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve||07.08.45||24||Unknown|
|Pitman, C D||Flying Officer||Royal Air Force||17.10.39||30||Unknown|
|Rowe W L||Leading Radio Mechanic||Royal Navy (HMS Merlin)||04.02.44||34||Unknown|
|Searle, A W||Pilot Officer||Royal Rhodesian Air Force||05.09.41||20||Collision near Edinburgh between Spitfire X4560 and Spitfire X4910 (both 123 Sqn)|
|Steele, D H||Sergeant-Pilot||Royal Australian Air Force||28.08.42||20||Crashed in Spitfire B17647 (453 Sqn) near Garvald|
|Lieutenant (Air)||Royal Navy (HMS Merlin)||16.08.44||26||Unknown|
|Thorpe, C M||Corporal||Royal Air Force||26.10.39||22||Unknown|
|Webber, B C||Sergeant-Pilot||Royal Air Force||31.12.39||20||Unknown|
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