F/O John R. Cock 87Sqn. - 11th August he shot down a Ju88 and a Me109 and probably shot down a Me110 and another Ju88. In this engagement Cock's Hurricane, V7233, was hit by a Me109 and he baled out, slightly wounded. He landed in the sea off Portland Bill, swam ashore at Chesil Beach and was admitted to hospital. 24th October, after his engine cut out, Cock was unable to avoid colliding with P/O D.T Jay. Cock managed to make a forced-landing but Jay was killed while attempting to bale out.