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Hurricane BN221 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Hurricane BN221

Shot down by Flak on Sweep ,146 Sqn lost 1943-07-30 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  30 Jul 43 Aircraft Name  Hurricane Serial Number  BN221
Unit  146 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Comilla Country  India
Aircrew details F Sgt Andrew Aitken Cowan(1344898)
Details 0730 Hours Shot down by Flak on Sweep at MINBU. Not seen again. POW. P/O A B Summers and Sgt Cowan AA left base at 0730 hours for operations in vicinity of Yenamgyaung. Sgt Cowans aircraft was hit by flak while flying at 300 feet. P/O sumemers ordered him down to deck level and saw his order was being obeyed hwhen he had to violent evasive action himself. After getting out of range of teh flak, he looked for Sgt Cowan but could not locatate him. Search was made but not race found. Both pilots were warned prior to flight to fly low taking evasive action but Sgt Cowan forgot this warning.

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