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Hurricane BM921 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Hurricane BM921

Lost power and dived into ground 60M E of Calcutta ,136 Sqn lost 1942-05-27 More information in: Databases

Block 6, Hawker Aircraft Ltd., RR Merlin XX. 24 July 1941 to 18 Mar 1942 More information in: Dr. Colin James Pratt-Hooson's Hurricane Site

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  27 May 42 Aircraft Name  Hurricane IIB Serial Number  BM921
Unit  136 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Alipore Country  India
Aircrew details Sgt James Hamish WETHERAL*(1365094)
Details Lost power and dived into ground 60M E of Calcutta. Twelve Ac left for Chittagong for Special Op from Alipore. When approaching islands, SGt Banikhin broke formation and headed back towards Alipore. Not seen again. 75 miles from Alipore Wetheral went down with Glycol streaming from his ac and spun in from 200 feet. Killed immediately
Source HurricanesOverArakan

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