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Hurricane KW896 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Hurricane KW896

Probably 20 Squadron's Loss for A B Sammons FE, lost More information in: Databases

Block 8, Hawker Aircraft Ltd., RR Merlin XX and 27. 20 Nov 1942 - 19 Apr 1943 More information in: Dr. Colin James Pratt-Hooson's Hurricane Site

Sent to Far East. Probably 20 Squadron's Loss for A B Sammons SOC Dt:1944-02-24 Units: FE More information in: Databases

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  24 Feb 44 Aircraft Name  Hurricane IID Serial Number  KW896
Unit  20 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Nidania Country  India
Aircrew details F Sgt Alan BernardSammons(1319261)
Details Over Ponnagyun, his aircraft was hit by MG fire while flying 1200 feet AGL. The radiator was seen holed an attempt was made to reach the sea. Before he could, he crashed SW of RATHEDAUNG. Sammons reported by R/T that he could not see. The aircraft was seen to be on its back in a mangrove swamp and the pilot was classified as missing believed killed. Aircraft C. Cr Loc PR731798. Later strafed by other Hurri IID two days later. Sammons apparently escaped but was taken POW. Aircraft id is probably KW896

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