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Date of Crash  22 Aug 44 Aircraft Name  Hurricane IIC Serial Number  459
Unit  3 RFU Operating Airfield  Poona Country  India
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Details FL 5m E of airfield . Pilot uninjured
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AIR81/262Sergeant J W Christie, Aircraftman 2nd Class R W Bence and Flying Officer A D Panton: prisoners of war; Blenheim L9459 failed to return from a photographic survey, 11 May 1940.C14142087
AIR81/381Sergeant K Alderson and Aircraftman 1st Class R T Ainsworth: report of deaths. Flight Lieutenant G D Clancy: prisoner on war; Battle L4592 crashed north east of Sedan, France, 14 May 1940. Note: With identity discC14502268
AIR81/626Sergeant G Busby and Leading Aircraftman A W Rutland: prisoners of war. Flying Officer J E Vernon: safe; Battle L5459 force landed north of Libramont, Belgium, 27 May 1940.C14502047
AIR81/1191Pilot Officer R C Sterling: report of death. Pilot Officer E B Panter, Pilot Officer C R Barrett, Sergeant L C V Gray, Sergeant F W Brindley and Pilot Officer A W Court: uninjured; Wellington T2459 in air operations, 23 July 1940.C14503130
AIR81/1442Flying Officer D H Grice: injured; Hurricane N2459 crashed at sea, east of Harwich, Essex, 15 August 1940.C14503027

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