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Hurricane KZ920 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com

 Hurricane KZ920


Abandoned after cannon barrel exploded and damaged wing over Merema, Burma (AWB, Shores) ,34 Sqn lost 1944-04-14 More information in: RAFCommands.com Databases

Block 9, Hawker Aircraft Ltd., RR Merlin XX and 27. 18 Apr 1943 - 29 Sept 1943 More information in: Dr. Colin James Pratt-Hooson's Hurricane Site

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  14 Apr 44 Aircraft Name  Hurricane IIC Serial Number  KZ920
Unit  34 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Dergaon Country  Burma
Aircrew details Flt Lt B T Shannon
Details Abandoned after cannon barrel exploded and damaged wing over Merema, Burma (AWB, Shores). AT 1610 hrs,6 ac led by Flt Lt Shannon airborne to attack MEREMA RE4873. All bombs in target area. Shannon baled out due to a cannon exploding and blowing a hole in the wing, making the aircraft uncontrollable. He was seen to land safely behind our lines.. REturned to squadron in early hours of next day morning.
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