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Hurricane II HV771 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com

 Hurricane II HV771



air combat Destroyed KIA 615 Sqdn - based Feni, India - crashed on Hurricane HV771 south of Feni . "During a scramble the squadron intercepted a force of Japanese bombers, unfortunately we lost our only Belgian pilot. He always flew in black flying overalls. having an enemy damage his Hurricane, he bales out ok, but was shot and killed by Indian Army personnel. Being in black was mistaken for Jap aircrew." Archive ,615 Sqn lost 1943-04-01 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  01 Apr 43 Aircraft Name  Hurricane Serial Number  HV771
Unit  615 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Feni Country  Burma
Aircrew details Fg Offr Christian Chas Andre ORTMANS* (100653)
Details air combat Destroyed KIA 615 Sqdn - based Feni, India - crashed on Hurricane HV771 south of Feni . "During a scramble the squadron intercepted a force of Japanese bombers, unfortunately we lost our only Belgian pilot. He always flew in black flying overalls. having an enemy damage his Hurricane, he bales out ok, but was shot and killed by Indian Army personnel. Being in black was mistaken for Jap aircrew." Archive At 13.20 hours eleven aircraft were scrambled . Enemy formation was 30 bombers with escorts.
Source NF-HOA


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