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Hurricane II HW858 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com

 Hurricane II HW858



Hurricane "X" was hit by MG Fire. He crash landed in enemy territory about three miles in front of our troops. He was seen by his section leader to climb out of the aircraft apparently unhurt. He made a good landing. Nothing further was heard of him until March 3rd when an unconfirmed 14th Army report stated he was arrested by two burmese and subsequently killed. Force Landed at PK824210. His aircraft was later strafed and set on fire by a 40mm aircraft ,20 Sqn lost 1945-02-15 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  15 Feb 45 Aircraft Name  Hurricane IID Serial Number  HW858
Unit  20 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Monywa Country  Burma
Aircrew details F Sgt Ronald Frederick BURKILL* (1530598)
Details Hurricane "X" was hit by MG Fire. He crash landed in enemy territory about three miles in front of our troops. He was seen by his section leader to climb out of the aircraft apparently unhurt. He made a good landing. Nothing further was heard of him until March 3rd when an unconfirmed 14th Army report stated he was arrested by two burmese and subsequently killed. Force Landed at PK824210. His aircraft was later strafed and set on fire by a 40mm aircraft
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