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Hurricane IIB BG872 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com

 Hurricane IIB BG872



Killed during an airtest . After aerobatics he came down low and failed to recover from a low roll. Buried on the spot of the crash. Reinterred at Imphal WC in 1945. Grave Conc report available ,28 Sqn lost 1943-10-09 More information in: RAFCommands.com 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  06 Apr 42 Aircraft Name  Hurricane II Serial Number  BG872
Unit  261 Sqdn Operating Airfield  China Bay Country  Ceylon
Aircrew details FSgt Quinn
Details 1400-1425 Hrs Five aircraft flew to Kokkilai to releive aircraft there. ON landing F/Sgt Quinn overshota nd ran into trees at the end of the landing strip. Quinn died next day in a Seal aircraft of 273 Squadron that was flying him out of Kokkilai. The aircraft struck a swordfish during take off.
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Date of Crash  09 Oct 43 Aircraft Name  Hurricane IIB Serial Number  BG872
Unit  28 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Imphal Country  India
Aircrew details Fg Offr Edward Jack DORMAN* (122472)
Details Killed during an airtest . After aerobatics he came down low and failed to recover from a low roll. Buried on the spot of the crash. Reinterred at Imphal WC in 1945. Grave Conc report available
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Date of Crash  16 Nov 43 Aircraft Name  Hurricane IIC Serial Number  BG872
Unit  22 FC Operating Airfield  Allahabad Country  India
Aircrew details Sgt J F DREYER
Details Taxying accident caused by unserviceable brakes. struck vehicle at slow speed damagimg airscrew . Port mainplane struck rear of lorry, ac swung around and struck vehicle right wing . Prop damaged
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Number of Hurricanes ferried to Ceylon by IndomitableCan anyone help identifying which (if any) of the following eleven Hurricanes were flown off by HMS Indomitable on 6-7 March 1942: BE242, BG689, BG692, BG819, BG870, BG872, BG916, BG936, BG937, BM901 and BM918. I have been researching (on and off) the Hurricanes of the so-called emergency allocations of December 1941 for Singapore, Burma and Ceylon mostly through research at then PRO, Kew and at AHB RAF and by exchanging data with others. More recently I have been trying to line up the 60 Hurricanes ferried by Indomitable for Ceylon. I'm aware of the 2011 discussions on this forum which I have followed with great interest but no more than that being too busy writing a book at the time. Help is appreciated. Peter Boer ....Read More.peterboer on 10th February 2017 01:52:28


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