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Flying Officer Percy Burton of No.249 Squadron in hot pursuit of Hauptmann Horst Liensberger, Stab V/LG1, Hailsham, Friday September 27th 1940.

Wounded and running low on ammunition, Burton rammed the Messerschmitt Bf110-C2, causing both aircraft to crash. Burton, Liensberger and Liensberger's gunner Uffz. Albert Kopge were all killed.

Percy Burton was a South African volunteer. There were calls for him to be awarded a posthumous VC for his actions. In the event he was only Mentioned in Despatches.