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Hurricane I L1584
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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry
|Date of Crash || 14 Jul 40 ||Aircraft Name || Hurricane I ||Serial Number || L1584 |
|Unit || 615 Sqdn ||Operating Airfield || ||Country || UK/Sea|
|Aircrew details || |
|Source|| Henk Welting's Database|
National Archives AIR81
|Citation ||AIR81 Casualty File Description ||Link |
|AIR81/1119||Pilot Officer M R Mudie: report of death; Hurricane L1584 crashed at sea off Dover, 15 July 1940.||C14502931|
Casualities in the CWGC Register for Hurricane I L1584
Search Google for Hurricane I L1584
|Hurricane||This one has me hooked.
I've gone back to the original photo and enlarged the serial quite a bit. to me, the portion of the second character visible is not vertical. It is not parallel to the vertical bar in the very clear "4" for example. I think it may be a "7", or a poorly painted "1". I don't think it is any letter. I've uploaded a picture with some construction lines at
The first character could be an "L" or a "Z".
The third character has a round bottom, and could be "0", "5", "6", or "8".
Putting this all together comes up with only 2 possible Hurricane serials: L1884 and Z7084.
L1884 carried an RCAF serial from May 1939 to 1943 (at least). There is clear photographic evidence of this.
So, we are left with Z7084. Anybody know what codes 1 Sdn SAAF used? Could it have been with 607 Squadron before going to South Africa?
EDIT - forgot to ask: if the second character is a "1", what do we know about L1084, L1584 and L1684? All are Hurricanes. ....Read More.||Bill Walker on 3rd August 2009 03:52:51|
|Hurricane||L1084 was a Spitfire.
L1584 served with 111/213/111/242/56 and 615 Sq before being shot down in July 1940.
L1684 served with Station Flight Northolt and 5 FTS before being converted to a Mk.II.
There is no apparent connection between 1 Sq SAAF and 607 Sq RAuxAF - they do not seem to have shared the same theatre of operations at any time. ....Read More.||Graham Boak on 3rd August 2009 04:51:46|