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Hurricane II HW172 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Hurricane II HW172

Engine cut, force landed in paddy field at Fatehpur ,22 FC lost 1944-07-23 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  23 Jul 44 Aircraft Name  Hurricane Serial Number  HW172
Unit  22 FC Operating Airfield   Country  India
Aircrew details
Details Engine cut, force landed in paddy field at Fatehpur

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No.1 Squadron IAF - Hurricane Losses - Aircraft Numbers neededI am researching the aircraft identities involving the following accidents/combat losses for No.1 Squadron, Indian Air Force at Imphal. The ORBs for 1 Squadron do not record the serials of the aircraft. These happened till the end of the Battle of Imphal. They are all supposed to be Hurricane II Bs DATE AC RANK1 NAME1 SERVICE NUMBER SQN SNO REMARKS 03-Feb-44 Hurricane II B Fg Offr S K Ibrahim 1 Imphal - Overturned on landing. He landed on the katcha strip next to the paved runway and the aircraft tumbled over on its back 04-Apr-44 Hurricane II B Fg Offr Noel Ruxton Clarke Murcott* 1717 1 SD attacking GroundTargets at Tamu Road 27-Apr-44 Hurricane II B Plt Offr Augustine Roy* 2389 1 TaC/R mission of Lessami area. Roy failed to return as he went in too low shooting up a target at Ukhrul. 08-May-44 Hurricane II B Fg Offr Theodore Alex Manuel Andrade* 1703 1 SD in flames Arakan front 21-May-44 Hurricane II B Fg Offr N S Masih* 2453 1 SD by Oscars over Bishenpur Area Some of the Hurricanes operated by the Squadron in the above period. I checked up Air Britain for most of them and they do not match any of the above. BG865 BG945 BG952 BH127 BN208 Lost in a separate accident BN209 BN496 BX117 HL856 HM128 HM139 HV474 HW172 HW474 JS376 JS393 JS403 JS407 JS420 [TABLE="width: 64"] [TR] [TD="class: xl66, width: 64"][/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE] Additionally , These happened after the battle of Imphal. till the withdrawal of the squadron from the front line. All of them are supposed to be Hurricane IIcs 29-Sep-44 Hurricane IIc Fg Offr Rajendra Singh* 1642 1 Crashed between Silchar and Imphal during a routine flight 26-Feb-45 Hurricane IIc Fg Offr Cecil Owen St Vincent Norris* 1 Pt force landed aircraft, died of wounds on 27th 03-Apr-45 Hurricane IIc Fg Offr Prem Sagar Gupta DFC* 1 Cr near Kumbhirgham * Killed/Missing believed killed. Does anyone have any additional information on what aircraft were involved in these eight losses? ....Read More.Jagan on 9th December 2014 06:16:59

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