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Hurricane II HW539 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com

 Hurricane II HW539



Crashed into ground during attack. 10.40-12.30 Offensive Recce with P/O L C Hallet. Aircraft Y. . Strafed buildings at Yesagyo and a bullock cart at PK591285. While carrying out the attack, flew low, struck a tree with wing, and after rolling twice , crashed into trees near the pinpoint. His leader orbited the spot but dense foliage hid the details of the crash. He dropped his escape rations at the pinpoint. Posted as missing, but it is feared he is killed ,20 Sqn lost 1945-01-20 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  20 Jan 45 Aircraft Name  Hurricane IID Serial Number  HW539
Unit  20 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Sapam Country  India
Aircrew details WO Reginald James HOLMAN* (1387923)
Details Crashed into ground during attack. 10.40-12.30 Offensive Recce with P/O L C Hallet. Aircraft Y. . Strafed buildings at Yesagyo and a bullock cart at PK591285. While carrying out the attack, flew low, struck a tree with wing, and after rolling twice , crashed into trees near the pinpoint. His leader orbited the spot but dense foliage hid the details of the crash. He dropped his escape rations at the pinpoint. Posted as missing, but it is feared he is killed
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