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 Hurricane BN684



Crash landed on Red Road, Cartwheeled, Killed. Buried back in USA ,17 Sqn lost 1942-10-30 More information in: RAFCommands.com 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 Oct 42 Aircraft Name  Hurricane Serial Number  BN684
Unit  17 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Calcutta Country  India
Aircrew details Sgt Roger Ralph SCHWAIGHART*(1803053)
Details Crash landed on Red Road, Cartwheeled, Killed. Buried back in USA. At 1040 hours Sgt McGillivary and Sgt Schwaighart took off on a shadow firing exercise. Less than 10 min after take off. Sgt Schwaighart, an american citizen crashed and was killed about a mile south of the Aerodropme. the machine was burnt out, the pilot being flung clear.
Source R S Sansome

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421030 - Unaccounted airmen - 30-10-1942Dave, Douglas, Malcolm, This could be the correct unit as Hurricane IIC serial BN684 of 17 Sqn spun into ground at Calcutta this day. Perhaps our "Theletterwriter" could check for his name in the death register. Regards, Henk.. ....Read More.Henk Welting on 7th May 2010 10:14:11


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