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Ferris, Henry Michael

Lt Henry Michael 'Mike'Ferris of No 111 Squadron flew in France where he shot down a Bf 109 and 3 Bf 110's. He shot down 2 more Bf 109's on the 6th of June 1940 and 1 more on the 10th of June and was awarded a D.F.C. On the 10th of July 1940 he shot down another Bf 109 over Folkestone and shared in the destruction of a Do 17. He shot down a Do 17 in early August 1940 then he was killed on the 16th of August 1940 when his Hurricane I (R4193) collided with a Do 17 of KG 76 during a head on attack over Marden, Kent at 12:45hrs.


First name(s)Henry Michael
Family detailsSon of Henry Francis and Violet Eleanor Ferriss, of Petts Wood.
CollegeSt Thomas' Hospital
Military unitRoyal Air Force, 111 Sqdn
Service number40099
War / conflictWorld War Two (1939-1945)
Decorations / medalsD F C
Date of death16-Aug-40
Age at death22
Rank at deathFlight Lieutenant (Pilot)
Burial placeChislehurst (St. Mary) Roman Catholic Churchyard
SourcesSt Thomas’ s Hospital Medical School Records, King’ s College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission;

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