Sq/L. Crossley leads an attack later cited as "A tangle with some 109s" against the 3rd Gruppe JG26. In the fierce combat that followed, Crossley was forced to bale out and landed safely in an allotment near Gillingham. "The Home Guard, a bit disappointed that I wasn't a German, took me to the Queen's Arms and got me plastered." he later wrote.
Crossley continued to serve in the RAF throughout the war, being withdrawn from operational flying in 1943 due to tuberculosis. He survived the conflict.
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