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Hurricane II HV497 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Hurricane II HV497

Shot down by Ki43 over Rathidaung ,607 Sqn lost 1943-05-15 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  15 Mar 43 Aircraft Name  Hurricane Serial Number  HV497
Unit  607 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Chittagong Country  Burma
Aircrew details Plt Offr Lam Shain MAIN*(BVAF1021)
Details Five ac led by Sqdn Ldr Mowat took off from base at 0915 hours for Blenheim escort to RATHEDAUNG area. over the target, jumped by Jap fighters. W/O Blyth forcelanded at RITZ , aircraft Cat C. air combat Destroyed . Pilot survived - with burn injuries - walked back. also see 1943.10.20.. also reported as HV788. ORB reports death due to injuries in hospital on the 20th. HV497 or HV788
Source NF-HOA

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