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Hurricane II HV773 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com

 Hurricane II HV773



air combat Destroyed KIA Japanese pilots shot down their share of Allied fighters. FO Alexander “Sandy” Morrison of Montreal was one of them. He had gone overseas in February 1941 and joined No. 135 Sqdn. that August. Soon afterwards the unit moved to India. He logged some 160 combat hours in 1942, and was killed on March 14, 1943, in a fierce action between Hurricanes escorting Blenheim bombers and intercepting Ki.43s. Near Donbiak - See more at: https://legionmagazine.com/en/2014/05/snakes-lice-and-japanese-aircraft/#sthash.2z4rwX6h.dpuf ,135 Sqn lost 1943-03-14 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  14 Mar 43 Aircraft Name  Hurricane Serial Number  HV773
Unit  135 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Hove Country  Burma
Aircrew details Plt Offr Alexander MacDonald MORRISON* (J15776)
Details FO Alexander “Sandy” Morrison of Montreal was one of them. He had gone overseas in February 1941 and joined No. 135 Sqdn. that August. Soon afterwards the unit moved to India. He logged some 160 combat hours in 1942, and was killed on March 14, 1943, in a fierce action between Hurricanes escorting Blenheim bombers and intercepting Ki.43s. Near Donbiak - See more at: https://legionmagazine.com/en/2014/05/snakes-lice-and-japanese-aircraft/#sthash.2z4rwX6h.dpuf . Formation of 8 Huricanes was jumped by 10-12 Army 01s. Engagement took place at Maungdaw at about 12.45 hours when the formation split up and dogfight ensued.
Source NF-HOA


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