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Hurricane II HL857 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Hurricane II HL857

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Damaged by Ki43s BL Reideer Airstrip 135s 135 Sqn, lost 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

Sent to Far East. Damaged by Ki43s BL Reideer Airstrip 135s SOC Dt:1943-04-04 Units: 135 Sqn More information in: Databases

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  04 Apr 43 Aircraft Name  Hurricane Serial Number  HL857
Unit  135 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Ritz Country  Burma
Aircrew details Flt Lt Kenneth Athol PERKIN(84703)
Details 4 Hurricanes scrambled from Ritz . Attacked while making a turn. Damaged WIA, Crash Landed at Reindeer,(possibly HL857). Peach of a Belly landing. Flown up to Chittagong Hospital. Though Form541 mentions it as HV416, 416 was noted flying the very next day. HL857 fits the number as it was the ac that Perkins flew into Ritz and is not noted in ORB in subsequent days. Air Britain - RAF Serials book also confirms it as HL857
Source NF-HOA

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