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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. K C Pattison


Kenneth Clifton Pattison was born on 9th April 1913, the son of Clifton and Ellen Pattison.

He was employed by the tobacco company John Player & Sons in Nottingham.

He joined the RAFVR on 11th November 1938 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training and converted to Spitfires at 7 OTU Hawarden. He joined 611 Squadron at Tern Hill on 23rd September 1940.



In the evening of 11th October some Spitfires of 611 intercepted Do17s over Kidderminster in Worcestershire. Pattison shot one down but was badly damaged by return fire. He crashed at Cooksey Green in Spitfire P7323.

Critically injured, he was admitted to Barnsley Hall Hospital, Bromsgrove. He died two days later, aged 27.

Pattison is buried in Nottingham Southern Cemetery.

There is a more detailed account of his life here:






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