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Hurricane IIB BG942 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Hurricane IIB BG942

607 Sqn, lost 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

Sent to Far East. SOC Dt:1900-01-00 Units: 607 Sqn More information in: Databases

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  07 Dec 42 Aircraft Name  Hurricane Serial Number  BG942
Unit  607 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Jessore Country  Burma
Aircrew details F Sgt Robert W BATES(R81420)
Details Lost safe - failed to return from escort to Mandalay. Bate's fate unknown . He returned to squadron on 28.12.42 . Detailed report in Appendice: Formation ran into cloud, while trying to switch tanks had trouble. Got lost. Set course for Parshan, reached Salivein river force landed in small field. evaded Japanese soldiers firing at him and hid, made his way to Chinese natives on ground.
Source HurricanesOverArakan

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