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Crash site of Spitfire B6707

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Unit: 54 Squadron
Aircraft: Spitfire
Code: B6707
Mission: Patrol
Crew officer: F/Lt Way Basil Hugh

Location: (Prov. West-Vlanderen)



Basil Hugh Way, of Hinton St George, Somerset was born in September 1917 and educated at Malvern College before entering the RAF College, Cranwell in January 1937 as a flight cadet. Whilst there he won the Groves Memorial Prize as the best all-round pilot.
On graduation in December 1938 Way was posted to 54 Squadron at Hornchurch.
On February 13th 1940 he shared in destroying a He111 off the north Kent coast. In May he was appointed 'B' Flight Commander and over Dunkirk on the 25th and 26th he probably destroyed two Me110’s.
On 3rd July Way shared a Do17, on the 8th he claimed a Me109 destroyed and shared another, on the 24th two probable Me109’s and on the 25th another Me109 destroyed. Immediately after this victory Way was shot down and killed, crashing into the Channel in Spitfire R6707.
Way was 22 years old. He is buried in Oostdunkerke Communal Cemetery, Belgium.

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