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Hurricane II HW839 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com

 Hurricane II HW839



Hit tree during attack at Panthe. On this date 12 Hurricanes undertook strafing attack on bungalow. MG fire may have hit one hurricane ,34 Sqn lost 1944-01-25 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  25 Jan 44 Aircraft Name  Hurricane IIC Serial Number  HW839
Unit  34 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Palel Country  
Aircrew details F Sgt Kenneth Michael Omar KING*(1232306)
Details Hit tree during attack at Panthe. On this date 12 Hurricanes undertook strafing attack on bungalow. MG fire may have hit one hurricane. Ac was seen to strie a tree, possibly due to LMG fire, causing pieces of wing to fall off. The aircraft half rolled twich with F Sgt King obviously fighting for control and then dived into the ground at approximately SL073433 and burst into flames. Pilot who witnessed the rash considere that F Sgt King was killed immediately
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