• Short Summary

    Flight Lieutenant John Mungo-Park and Pilot Harbourne Stephen brought down 600th enemy plane for their station.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "FIGHTER STATION'S 600th VICTIM".

    Location not recorded. Probably RAF Biggin Hill.

    Side view, pan with Spitfires landing. Squadron Leader congratulating Pilot Officer Harbourne Stephen and Flight Lieutenant John Mungo-Park on their achievement of jointly bringing down the 600th enemy plane for their station. Close up shot of Flight Lieutenant John Mungo-Park and Pilot Officer Harbourne Stephen talking about their successes (natural sound). Pan along a group of fighter pilots including John Mungo-Park and Harbourne Stephen.

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1063.23
    Media URN:
    21299
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    09/12/1940
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:10:00 / 01:29:16:00
    Canister:
    40/99

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    "Mungo-Parke" should read Mungo-Park (John Mungo-Park). (3 changes needed)

    Despite what the commentator says, "Stephens" should read Stephen (Harbourne Stephen), (3 changes needed).

    The location for this film will be RAF Biggin Hill, the station at which both men were based at this time.

    The 600th plane shot down was claimed on 30th November 1940.

  2. British Pathé says

    Incredibly helpful - thanks!

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