Pete Pitman, the Museum’s Head of Simulators and Projects, has recently made, with David Coxon as script writer, two short films about two pilots who flew and fought from RAF Tangmere during the Battle of Britain.
The first film shows the exciting life of Billy Fiske, an American, who was shot down in his Hurricane on 16 August 1940. He died the following day in the Royal West Sussex Hospital in Chichester. The second film is the story of Willie Rhodes-Moorhouse, a fellow member of No 601, the ‘Millionaires’ squadron, who, during the battle, was awarded the DFC, became a flight commander, but like Billy was shot down and lost his life whilst flying from Tangmere.
These two 7 minute films will be shown as part of the ‘Tangmere and the Battle of Britain’ exhibition which runs at the Museum from 1 June until 30 August 2021. Entry to the exhibition is included in the Museum’s admission price. For further information about the exhibition, click HERE.