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Hurricane IIB BG863 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Hurricane IIB BG863

KIA Air Combat over Chittagong. Crashed in sea ,135 Sqn lost 1942-12-10 More information in: Databases

Block 4/G , Gloster Aircraft Limited , RR Merlin XX - Sept 1941 - Dec 1941 More information in: Dr. Colin James Pratt-Hooson's Hurricane Site

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  10 Dec 42 Aircraft Name  Hurricane Serial Number  BG863
Unit  135 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Dum Dum Country  Burma
Aircrew details Fg Offr John Wyatt MONK* (101097)
Details Seven Hurricanes scrambled to intercept two formations of Army 97 bombers escorted by fighters attacking Chittagong. Air Combat over Chittagong. Failed to return . Two of the aircraft were seen by coast watchers to crash into sea at Sitapur and Double Moorings and thus presumed missing. F/O Monk was one of the orignals of the squadron. About to be posted to 17 Sqdn
Source HurricanesOverArakan

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