"Hard pressed 213 Squadron, flying Hurricanes from R.A.F. Exeter, has lost another pilot off the Dorset coast. Contact ceased with P3348, being flown by 22-year-old Sergeant Pilot Philip Purchall Norris, over the sea near Portland, at 15.42 hours. He was shot down during combat and is presumed to have been killed.
The Hurricanes of 238 Squadron from Middle Wallop also took part in the dog fights. One of the flyers, 22-year-old Sergeant Pilot Ronald Little, was driven away unhurt after P3805 had crash-landed at Bredy Farm, a mile east of Burton Bradstock."