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TAc/R Sortie. while flying over Magychaung, Carmichael was shot down by LMG Fire. Missing believed killed as Plt Offr Flynn circled the crash area and no sign was visible in Mayu River ,28 Sqn lost 1943-04-26 More information in: RAFCommands.com Databases

Block 5/C, CCF Canada, Packard Merlin 28. 1941-1942 More information in: Dr. Colin James Pratt-Hooson's Hurricane Site

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  26 Apr 43 Aircraft Name  Hurricane IIB Serial Number  BX131
Unit  28 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Ramu Country  Burma
Aircrew details Plt Offr Humphrey Rawstone CARMICHAEL
Details TAc/R Sortie. while flying over Magychaung, Carmichael was shot down by LMG Fire. Missing believed killed as Plt Offr Flynn circled the crash area and no sign was visible in Mayu River
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Carmichael, Humphrey Rawstone MC (Pilot Officer, 28 Squadron) – POW, EscapeeJust posted this on the front page - might be of interest here as well. One of the relatively unknown stories I guess.. Hidden among the archives in the ORBs of No.28 Squadron is this “Circumstantial report” on the loss of Hurricane II.B BX131 of No.28 Squadron RAF on 28th April 1943, operating in the Mayu Peninsula in Burma. The aircraft was ditched in a river after being hit by small arms fire, and the Pilot, Pilot Officer H R Carmichael miraculously survived after being thrown out and rendered unconcious. Injured and taken captive by a Japanese Army Unit, Carmichael found the opportunity to slip away on May 5th and after a three day trek, arrived in Allied lines after three days. His entire escapade as well as his subsequent hospitalisation is told in the two page report that can be found in the National Archives. [URL="http://www.rafcommands.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/HRCarmichael01.jpg"][IMG]http://www.rafcommands.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/HRCarmichael01-171x300.jpg[/IMG][/URL][URL="http://www.rafcommands.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/HRCarmichael02.jpg"][IMG]http://www.rafcommands.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/HRCarmichael02-294x300.jpg[/IMG][/URL] For his escape, Carmichael was later awarded the Military Cross. His flying career was over and he didnt return to operational flying. It so happens that Carmichael was an Army Officer seconded to the RAF . And he went on to have a long career in the Ordnance Corps and retired as a Lt Colonel. After his passing away in 1995 his papers were presented to the [URL="http://www.kingscollections.org/catalogues/lhcma/collection/c/ca50-001"]Lidell Hart Military Collection at the Kings College in London.[/URL] A short bio of Carmichael appears on that page:[INDENT][I]Born in 1914; unattached 2nd Lt, 1936; appointed to 17 Dogra Regt, Indian Army, 1937; served in Waziristan, 1937; Lt, 1938; seconded to RAF, 1941-1944; captured by the Japanese Army in Burma, 26 Apr 1943, but escaped 10 days later; Capt, 1944; Maj, Royal Army Ordnance Corps, 1948; Lt Col, 1951; Deputy Commander, 5 Base Ordnance Depot, Middle East Land Forces, 1954-1955; Assistant Director of Ordnance Services, HQ, Eastern Command, 1957; retired, 1969; died in 1995.[/I] [/INDENT] ....Read More.Jagan on 8th June 2014 11:49:50


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