Haines, Leonard Archibald

Date of birth:
(Dorset, Great Britain)
Date of death:
April 30th, 1941 (Hounslow Barracks/Middlesex, Great Britain)
Service number:
40297
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Leonard Archibald Haines was killed in an airaccident at Hounslow Barracks, Middlesex with a Miles Master T8771 on April 30th, 1941.

Promotions:
November 28th, 1937: Acting Pilot Officer on probation;
September 27th, 1938: Pilot Officer;
May 27th, 1940: Flying Officer.

Career:
September 1937: Royal Air Force;
1940: No. 19 Squadron;
1940: Instructor No. 53 Operational Training Unit, Heston.

Victories:
June 1st, 1940: Messerschmitt Bf 109;
?: Heinkel He 111 (damaged);
August 19th, 1940: Messerschmitt Bf 110 (shared);
September 3rd, 1940: Messerschmitt Bf 110;
September 5th, 1940: Messerschmitt Bf 109;
September 11th, 1940: Messerschmitt Bf 110;
September 15th, 1940: Messerschmitt Bf 109;
Seotember 15th, 1940: Messerschmitt Bf 109;
September 15th, 1940: Messerschmitt Bf 110;
September 18th, 1940: Junkers Ju 88 (shared);
September 18th, 1940: Messerschmitt Bf 109 (probably);
November 5th, 1940: Messerschmitt Bf 109 (shared);
November 15th, 1940: Messerschmitt Bf 110 (shared);
November 28th, 1940: Messerschmitt Bf 109.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Flying Officer
Unit:
No. 19 Squadron, Royal Air Force (No. 19 Squadron, Royal Air Force)
Awarded on:
October 8th, 1940
Action:
Citation:
"Flying Officer Haines has destroyed seven enemy aircraft, and assisted in the destruction of another. Twice he has pursued hostile aircraft to France and shot them down. He has shown the utmost courage, tenacity and devotion to duty."
Details:
LG 34964/5900.
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

Sources

  • Photo 1: Tom MacNeill
  • Photo: Tom MacNeill
  • - The London Gazette of 14th December 1937, Issue 34463
    - The London Gazette of 4th October 1938, Issue 34558
    - The London Gazette of 25th June 1940, Issue 34881
    - The London Gazette of 8th October 1940, Issue 34964
    - The Battle of Britain London Monument