The Hurricane pilot was Sgt Ray Holmes.Grehbe (corrupted to Zehbe at some point, and then repeated) was left dangling from a telegraph pole after coming down at The Oval.
A group of civilians, mainly women, were scrabbling for material from his canopy, and although there was undoubtedly an unpleasant melee, Grehbe was quickly rescued by police and army personnel who took him quickly - alive - by police van to Millbank Hospital.
He died there the next day, primarily of wounds received during two fighter attacks which brought him down,
There is an amazing photograph of his Do17, minus tail and outer wing sections falling towards the concourse of Victoria Station. His plane had been damaged before arriving over London, and had fallen behind the rest of his squadron making it a target for other fighters, There was a collision with a Hurricane which knocked off the tail, and another part of the myth of that day was that the Hurri pilot, out of ammunition, had deliberately rammed the Dornier "to save Buckingham Palace".
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As for the East Wittering event, that is myth/exaggeration which was laid to rest in an After the Battle magazine investigation many years ago. A platoon of soldiers nearby had taken potshots at the descending He111, but when it crashed on the beach they helped to remove the crew from the wreckage and administered first aid. The AtB investigators tracked down a crew survivor (pilot ?) living in Bonn in 1979 who confirmed that the fatal casualties aboard the aircraft were already dead by the time the Heinkel hit the beach.
In the aircraft mode of "if it looks right, it is right" That monstrosity is definitely not right.Yon gat is an FN F2000S Tactical. Bloody expensive way of toting around a 5.56mm NATO rifle, especially considering it's not got the bespoke grenade launcher fitted under the barrel that the proper Belgian version has.