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Hurricane II HW432 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Hurricane II HW432

STalled after Takeoff ,176 Sqn lost 1943-12-25 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  25 Dec 43 Aircraft Name  Hurricane IIC Serial Number  HW432
Unit  176 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Chittagong Country  
Aircrew details Plt Offr Dalton Harvey OWENS*(J16609)
Details Stalled after Takeoff. He lost his life taking off from a forward aerodropme to return to his base on christmas morning. He took off immediately behind his section leader Flying Officer White (a Canadian) and after coming up into formation broke away suddenly when they had reached about600 feet and almost immediately afterwards was seen to crash into some low hills near the aerodrome. Funeral took place near Chittagong cemetary.

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