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Hurricane II HV781 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Hurricane II HV781

Missing 607s, lost 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  11 Mar 43 Aircraft Name  Hurricane Serial Number  HV781
Unit  607 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Chittagong Country  Burma
Aircrew details Fg Offr Peter MACDONALD* (404687)
Details AA Fire, Strafing attack on Yenangyat airfield. Took off with Sgt Peters as no.2 at 0603 Hrs for a Rhubarb operation. Target was reached and attacked. A 20 foot Chimney was noticed and attacked. No.2 noticed that leader aircraft disappearad. No flak or enemy opposition was encountered. No crash site observed. An RAF Search party discovered a Hurricane wreck after the war in a report dated 26 July 46. No confirmation of the wreck . A grave was reported at site with a broken prop. Location 20 54'N and 94 50'E. Body was recovered by No.58 GRU. Body buried at Meiktila Cemetary as unknown airman. This was reported by a seperate letter dated 5-12-45 by CTO of 920 Wing who positively identified it
Source HurricanesOverArakan

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