On September 6, 1939, just three days after Britain went to war with Germany, a young Shropshire pilot, John Hulton-Harrop, age 26, became the first operational casualty of Fighter Command when he was shot down in a tragic case of 'Friendly Fire' soon after he took off from North Weald fighter station. The first ENEMY plane shot down over the British soil was a Heinkel 111, built at the Heinkel-Werke in Oranienburg in October, 1938. It crash-landed at Humbie, near Dalkeith, in south eastern Scotland on October 28, 1939. Two of the crew survived while two others were killed during the attack, which is credited to Spitfires of 602 and 603 Squadrons.Although the action was shared between 602, 603 Squadrons and Royal Navy gunners based at Aberdour in Fife the kill was awarded to Archie McKellar
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43,110 were shot down in the World War 2 only 1/3 of Japanese planes survived.
Michael P. Ritz in Bastogne.
The first American plane shot down December 7th, 1941 was a 65 hp Aeronca Defender located in Hawaii . Both student pilot and instructor survived the strafing and subsequent forced landing.
Corporal "Bud" Newman, USMC
The plane was shot down by a missile on 1st may 1960,over the USSR.
U-2 spy plane shot down on May 1st, 1960
The plane they were in was shot down over the island on which they landed.
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the boys believe their plane was shot down by a fighter plane, since they are in the midst of World War II.
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World War 2 had jets and they shot each other down.
It was an American U-2 spy plane that was shot down over the Soviet Union. It was The U-2 crysis of 1960.
RAF pilot Bolesław Gładych shots a plane carryin WC by mistake
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The U-2 spy plane was shoot down on may 1st 1960
the president of Rwanda's plane was shot down.
Arlie Wilson. He was a cook onboard a ship in dock at the time of the attack. He went on deck and operated one of the guns to become the first person to shoot down a Japanese plane at Pearl Harbor.