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Hurricane II HV659 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Hurricane II HV659

POW AA Fire on attack at Akyab Island ,17 Sqn lost 1943-03-13 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  13 Mar 43 Aircraft Name  Hurricane Serial Number  HV659
Unit  17 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Reindeer Country  Burma
Aircrew details F Sgt Douglas Clement CROPPER(6498)
Details POW AA Fire on attack at Akyab Island. At Reindeer, Flt Lt E Batchelar and F/sgt Cropper took off at 0545 hrs and flew down to Akyab. coming in from the sea at low level. A few miles before reaching target, Cropper moved out of position till he was about .75 mile away on the prt side and slightly ahead of the leader. Red1 followed got in front and waggled his wings. getting the answer - OK right behind you. Batchelar contined to target but did not see or hear ropper again, who did not return to base. NAA AWM : 166/8/60
Source HurricanesOverArakan

Related Posts in RAF Commands Forum

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Hurricane II HV659Hello, Can someone with a copy of A-Bs HA100 to HZ999 Vol., please provide a service history/fate of Hurricane II HV659? Thanks, Col. ....Read More.COL BRUGGY on 31st May 2011 12:37:35
Hurricane II HV659Hi Ian, Thanks for that. I needed confirmation of NAA info. 13-3-1943 No.17 Sqn. Hurricane II HV659 Detailed, with one other, for an early morning attack on a loading bay at Kyamathauk on Akyab Island. Shot down by AA. AUS6498 F/Sgt (Pilot) Douglas Clement CROPPER RAAF - PoW Held Rangoon gaol. Col. ....Read More.COL BRUGGY on 31st May 2011 01:40:52

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