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Hurricane II HL804 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Hurricane II HL804

Engine cut, ditched i China bay, Trincomalee ,258 Sqn lost 1943-05-27 More information in: Databases

Block 7, Hawker Aircraft Ltd., RR Merlin XX. 17 Mar 1942 to 23 Nov 1942 More information in: Dr. Colin James Pratt-Hooson's Hurricane Site

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  27 May 43 Aircraft Name  Hurricane IIB Serial Number  HL804
Unit  258 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Ratmalana Country  Ceylon
Aircrew details F Sgt L P Gavin(404878)
Details Engine cut, ditched in China bay, Trincomalee. Aircraft total write off. Gavin admitted to Hospital with shock and multiple abrasions. [273ORB] F Sgt Gavin of No.258 crashed this morning near Mitur, ten miles SE of the aerodrome. F/Lt Newall who was flying with him at the time landed here (China Bay) and resuce arrangements were immediately undertaken. Unfortunately the position given by Flt Lt newall as miles out and the jungle party was recalled. F Sgt Gavin was thrown clear o the machine which had developed a glycol leak and escaped with superficial injuries and shock.
Source ORB

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