Print ID: BB10
Leutnant Hermann Ripke of 8/JG26 falls victim to Pilot Officer Tom Sherrington of No.92 Squadron high above Sevenoaks, Kent on 25th October 1940.
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Leutnant Ripke's Messerschmitt 109E fell at Riverhill House, Sevenoaks. His wingman Joseph Gärtner was shot down by No.92 Squadron's Flying Officer "Pancho" Villa. Gärtner's aircraft crashed at Congelow Farm, Yalding.
Tom Sherrington had been shot down himself on 21st September 1940. His opponent was Adolf Galland, one of the Luftwaffe's most renowned aces. Tom successfully force-landed his Spitfire at Hildenborough and emerged uninjured.