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Hurricane BN312 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Hurricane BN312

AA Fire ,146 Sqn lost 1943-03-02 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  02 Mar 43 Aircraft Name  Hurricane IIB Serial Number  BN312
Unit  146 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Reindeer Country  Burma
Aircrew details WO Ellis Arthur Gilbert COCHRANE* (403950)
Details Jumped by Enemy aircraft. Wing man to Flt Lt Pevreal. Recce over Akyab. Flt Lt Pevreal and WO Cochran took off at 0730hrs ona Snap Recce over Akyab. When approaching target at 7000feet, they were jumped by two Army 01s one of which fired a short burst at WO Cochrane. Both Hurricanes took eavasive action down to ground level and teh enemy did not follow down. WO Cochrane asked F/L Pevreal fi he was okay. And latter replied, "Yes are you?" receiving an affirmative answer. F/Lt then had to take further evasive action because of Flak and did not see WO Cochrane again. W/O Cochrane did not return to base.
Source HurricanesOverArakan

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