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Hurricane II HW270 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Hurricane II HW270

air combat Destroyed KIA . Wreck Found Later ,607 Sqn lost 1943-03-15 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  15 Mar 43 Aircraft Name  Hurricane Serial Number  HW270
Unit  607 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Chittagong Country  Burma
Aircrew details Fg Offr William Byron GIBBS* (J5546)
Details Five ac led by Sqdn Ldr Mowat took off from base at 0915 hours for Blenheim escort to RATHEDAUNG area. over the target, jumped by Jap fighters. W/O Blyth forcelanded at RITZ , aircraft Cat C. Gibbs and Main (Yellow section) seen climbing into the sun and failed to return to base. Gibbs aircraft was later found in MAUNGDAW area with pilot dead. air combat Destroyed KIA . Wreck Found Later
Source NF-HOA

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