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Hurricane II HV496 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com

 Hurricane II HV496



POW AA Fire while strafing a steamer on Chindwin R ,607 Sqn lost 1943-01-16 More information in: RAFCommands.com 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  16 Jan 43 Aircraft Name  Hurricane Serial Number  HV496
Unit  607 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Feni Country  Burma
Aircrew details Fg Offr Anthony Krause(403459)
Details POW AA Fire while strafing a steamer on Chindwin River. at Monyia. FL near river bank att Monyia and was seen to be unhurt. Presumed a POW. Hurricane strafed next day by 607 sqn. 615ORB: P/O Krause was seen to have black smoke pouring form the engine and to be heading up the river. W/O Chandler looked for him and found that he had crashed on a sand bank in the river. He wa s sitting on the wing and appeared shaken, otherwise unhurt.
Source HurricanesOverArakan


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