601 (County of London) Squadron

Squadron Historical Database

Guy, Leonard Northwood


Leonard Northwood Guy joined the RAFVR in August 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on 1st September he completed his training, converted to Hurricanes and was with 601 Squadron at Tangmere in early July 1940.

On 11th July Guy claimed a Ju87 probably destroyed and another damaged, on 11th August he probably destroyed two He111’s and damaged another, on the 13th he destroyed a Me110, shared another and damaged a third, on the 15th he shared a Ju88 and on the 16th he claimed two Ju87’s.

On 18th August Guy failed to return from a combat off the Sussex coast, in Hurricane R4191.


Bill Guy




Bill – 6th from Left in the middle row


Weston Gazette – August 1940


Weston Mercury – August 1940


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