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Buchanan, James R

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rank: Plt Off
status: kia
airforce: RAF
born: 1915-05-17 Iden United Kingdom

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James Richebourg Buchanan of Iden, Sussex was born on 17th May 1915 and joined the RAFVR in December 1937 as an Airman u/t Pilot. He was fully trained when called up on 1st September 1939. Commissioned in December, he was posted to 609 Squadron at Kinloss on the 26th.

Flying from Drem on 27th February 1940, Buchanan shared in destroying a He111 which was attacking a convoy near St Abb's Head.

Over Dunkirk on 31st May he destroyed a Me109 and damaged a He111.

Buchanan was reported 'Missing' on 27th July 1940 after engaging a force of Ju87's over a convoy off Weymouth. The top cover of Me109's came down and it is thought that Buchanan was shot down by Oblt. Framm of 1/JG27. His Spitfire, N3023, crashed into the sea.

He was 25 years old and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Panel 7.

Son of Bertram George and Kathleen Agnes Buchanan, of Iden, Sussex.

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RAF 609 Squadron 1939-12-26

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N3023 1940-07-20

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