When escorting 18 Blenheims bombing the El Adem area in Libya, his group of 4 Hurricanes were attacked by a large number of enemy fighters. 2 of the four were shot down, one in flames, the other forced to land at Tobruk.
[For Your Tomorrow, Errol Martyn, Vol 1, p. 159]
Submitted by: Serena MacPherson
Relationship to casualty: Harry Hoffe's GranddaughterFlt Lt O. V. Tracey DFC saved my grandfather's life on 1 December 1941, only to be shot down and killed 7 days later. Major Harry Hoffe always spoke very highly of Lt Tracey.
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