|No.1 Squadron IAF - Hurricane Losses - Aircraft Numbers needed||I am researching the aircraft identities involving the following accidents/combat losses for No.1 Squadron, Indian Air Force at Imphal.
The ORBs for 1 Squadron do not record the serials of the aircraft.
These happened till the end of the Battle of Imphal. They are all supposed to be Hurricane II Bs
DATE AC RANK1 NAME1 SERVICE NUMBER SQN SNO REMARKS
03-Feb-44 Hurricane II B Fg Offr S K Ibrahim 1 Imphal - Overturned on landing. He landed on the katcha strip next to the paved runway and the aircraft tumbled over on its back
04-Apr-44 Hurricane II B Fg Offr Noel Ruxton Clarke Murcott* 1717 1 SD attacking GroundTargets at Tamu Road
27-Apr-44 Hurricane II B Plt Offr Augustine Roy* 2389 1 TaC/R mission of Lessami area. Roy failed to return as he went in too low shooting up a target at Ukhrul.
08-May-44 Hurricane II B Fg Offr Theodore Alex Manuel Andrade* 1703 1 SD in flames Arakan front
21-May-44 Hurricane II B Fg Offr N S Masih* 2453 1 SD by Oscars over Bishenpur Area
Some of the Hurricanes operated by the Squadron in the above period. I checked up Air Britain for most of them and they do not match any of the above.
BN208 Lost in a separate accident
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Additionally , These happened after the battle of Imphal. till the withdrawal of the squadron from the front line. All of them are supposed to be Hurricane IIcs
29-Sep-44 Hurricane IIc Fg Offr Rajendra Singh* 1642 1 Crashed between Silchar and Imphal during a routine flight
26-Feb-45 Hurricane IIc Fg Offr Cecil Owen St Vincent Norris* 1 Pt force landed aircraft, died of wounds on 27th
03-Apr-45 Hurricane IIc Fg Offr Prem Sagar Gupta DFC* 1 Cr near Kumbhirgham
* Killed/Missing believed killed.
Does anyone have any additional information on what aircraft were involved in these eight losses? ....Read More.||Jagan on 9th December 2014 06:16:59|