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Hurricane I  L1620 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com

 Hurricane I  L1620


Block 1, Hawker Aircraft Ltd. 15 Dec 37 - 6 Oct 1939 More information in: Dr. Colin James Pratt-Hooson's Hurricane Site


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P/O. H.J.R. Dunn 87 SquadronLuc, He must have returned to his unit after the 9 May 1940 landing crash because on 19 May 1940 Dunn was again involved in an air combat. This time he bailed out from Hurricane L1620 near Orchies, France after combat with Me-109s of II/JG2. This according Norman Frank's Fighter Command Losses, Vol. 1. In Peter Cornwell's book, it pretty much says the same and that he was admitted to a hospital with burns. He must have had a quick recovery, because on 20 May 1940 Cornwell's book says that Dunn crashed on landing in L1964 with the pilot believed unhurt! See also this thread on http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showpost.php?p=4828&postcount=11 that again puts a slightly different light on things. It is of note that Dunn is buried in England. Perhaps he was repatriated home because of his injuries and sadly died on 1 June 1940? Regards, Leendert ....Read More.Leendert on 20th August 2008 02:49:43
F/O M Bocquet, RAF[QUOTE=andy wis;33506] The S/N's I have of the early Hurricanes don't give all the losses; could it be old data?? [/QUOTE] If you could post the losses then prehaps the people here could fill in the blanks! There was an old posting on TOCH in 2007 which listed the following Hurricane Losses in 1938 - which I have updated with latest info 1-2-38 - 111 Sqn - L1556 - Dived into ground 1 mile W of Northolt. Pilot hit head on Hood. Pilot: F/O Mervyn Seymour Bocquet Killed. 10-5-38 - 3 Sqn - L1579 - Stalled on approach and dived into ground Kenley. Pilot: P/O Hugh Henry-May Killed 19-5-38 - 111 Sqn - L1551 - Bellylanded at Ickenham, M'sex. To 2307M. 14-7-38 - 111 Sqn - L1550 - Bellylanded Colnbrook, Bucks. 20-7-38 - 111 Sqn - L1549 - Crashed at Hillingdon, Middlesex whilst on approach to Northolt. No. 563163 Sgt. Maurice Reginald Kenedy Smith Killed 6-9-38 - N/A - L1652 - Crashed on test before delivery after take-off from Weybridge, Surrey. Pilot: John Hindmarsh (Hawker Test Pilot) killed 14-9-38 - 87 Sqn - "L1620" - 14th September 1938 with its pilot Sgt. Thomas Frederick Dowsett Dewdney killed at Holbeach Ranges, Lincs. ? But is this really L1620 or maybe L1626 (see below)? as L1620 was lost 19-5-40 with P/O H. Dunn shot down near Orchies, pilot wounded, he baled out. 29-9-38 - 56 Sqn - L1603 - Undershot landing at night & DBR at North Weald, Essex - To 1181M. 6-10-38 - 111 Sqn - L1553 - Bellylanded in error & DBR at Northolt, Middlesex, to 1430M. 6-10-38 - 85 Sqn - L1648 - Overshot into hedge & DBR landing at Debden, Essex 27-10-38 - 85 Sqn - L1651 - Engine failed overshot & DBR while Landing at Aldergrove, County Antrim - To 1215M. 11-38 - L1710 Sqn - To SAAF became "272" Cr nr Beaufort West 6.9.39 on t/o 2 Lt. R.F.Armstrong safe. 11-38 - L1711 Sqn - To SAAF became "273" Cr 5-3-41with 2 Lt. D.L. Taylor safe. 9-11-38 - 85 Sqn - L1656 - Overshot & DBR on Landing Debden, Essex To 1232M. 19-11-38 - 87 Sqn - L1626 - ? Engine failed, hit tree & crashed on Take Off at Debden, Essex. However, maybe L1625 ? Old post on RAFCommands "L1625 was SOC on 27.3.39 and allotted as 1370M on the following day 'ex 87 Squadron'. 1370M was sent to No.1 SoTT, Halton, and Reduced to Produce there on 17.12.43. Neither the Form 78 for this aircraft nor the 'Delivery Record' which often records the reason for aircraft write-off refer to any incident. The back of the Form 78 has the reference 757209/38 E.1 in the 'casualty' box but this gives no details of what the reference says." 24-11-38 - 1 Sqn - L1677 - Skidded on wet grass, overshot & tipped up landing at Tangmere, Sussex To 1226M. 12-12-38 - 85 Sqn - L1604 - Undershot & hit ditch after engine failed on Approach Debden, Essex - To 1468M. 20-12-38 - 85 Sqn - L1634 - Engine failed, forcelanded hit ditch & overturned near Debden, Essex - To 1358M. ....Read More.paulmcmillan on 12th August 2009 09:00:19
P/O Horatio James "Jimmy" Rennie Dunn RAF (33411) Battle of FranceAll I am trying to sort all this out this mess... Has anyone got AIR 81/206 ?? Pilot Officer H J R Dunn: injured; Hurricane "P2362" force landed due to a shortage of petrol, 9 May 1940 P2362 was a Battle, the correct serial was N2362 According to BoFTaN 87 Sqn May 9 Hurricane N2362 Radiator damaged by return fire from do17 of Stab KH2 engaged ovr Lillie Seclin overturned attempting forced-landing a Rethel P/O H J R Dunn injured N2362 'Dunn evacuated to England and succumbed to his injuries June 1" Not True - He died in Hurricane P 3519, 87 Squadron, 1 June 1940 in the UK [url]http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/yorkshire/york40/p3519.html[/url] Just to confuse things somewhat the BoFTaN has him involved in further incidents (so thereby conflicting with above being evacuated to England) twice on 19th May 1940 and again on May 20th 1940 Once at 10:30 am Returned Damaged to Lille-Marcq and abandoned near Orchies at 11.50 am Both Hurricanes unidentified And on May 20th Hurricane L1964 Crashed On Landing LK-J An old posting on this site [url]http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?2550-P-O-H-J-R-Dunn-87-Squadron[/url] Says he was piloting "Hurricane L1620 near Orchies" on 19th May 1940 - -I can't see this being correct either As L1620 was lost pre-war Sgt Thomas Frederick Dowsett Dewdney being killed [url]https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=15079[/url] and according to [url]http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?941-Sgt-Denison-130-Squadron&p=4828#post4828[/url] According to Belgian researcher Dominique Van Den Broucke, it was actually Dunn who was flying P2687 (May 19th 1940 - BoFTaN Currently allocate to F/Lt James 'Jimmy' Murray Strickland # 39581) , he landed by parachute in Bachy, near the belgian border, and was burnt. His burns were dressed by a local family of farmers. It's difficult to have further informations from him, as he was killed in action a few days later. (this later statement is untrue he died in UK) "But his widow confirmed that he was burnt following the 19th May 1940 action." If this is true why does he only have a AIR 81/206 for May 9th -only Unless other dates included? See a bit of a mess even for Battle of France! He has another AIR 81/44 Pilot Officer H J R Dunn: interned; Hurricane L1619 landed near Courtrai, Belgium, 10 November 1939; escaped and rejoined unit on 24 November 1939. Strickland has the following for May 19th 1940 AIR 81/2544 Flying Officer J M Strickland: injured; 213 Squadron, shot down, enemy action during British Expeditionary Forces evacuation of France, 19 May 1940. ....Read More.paulmcmillan on 13th August 2018 09:02:22
P/O Horatio James "Jimmy" Rennie Dunn RAF (33411) Battle of FranceP/O Horatio James "Jimmy" Rennie Dunn RAF (33411) Battle of France All I am trying to sort all this out this mess... Has anyone got AIR 81/206 ?? Pilot Officer H J R Dunn: injured; Hurricane "P2362" force landed due to a shortage of petrol, 9 May 1940 P2362 was a Battle, the correct serial was N2362 According to BoFTaN 87 Sqn May 9 Hurricane N2362 Radiator damaged by return fire from do17 of Stab KH2 engaged ovr Lillie Seclin overturned attempting forced-landing a Rethel P/O H J R Dunn injured N2362 'Dunn evacuated to England and succumbed to his injuries June 1" Not True - He died in Hurricane P 3519, 87 Squadron, 1 June 1940 in the UK [url]http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/...k40/p3519.html[/url] AIR 81/2197 Pilot Officer H J R Dunn: killed; aircraft accident, Hurricane P 3519, 87 Squadron, 1... Just to confuse things somewhat the BoFTaN has him involved in further incidents (so thereby conflicting with above being evacuated to England) twice on 19th May 1940 and again on May 20th 1940 Once at 10:30 am Returned Damaged to Lille-Marcq and abandoned near Orchies at 11.50 am Both Hurricanes unidentified And on May 20th Hurricane L1964 Crashed On Landing LK-J An old posting on this site [url]http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...nn-87-Squadron[/url] Says he was piloting "Hurricane L1620 near Orchies" on 19th May 1940 - -I can't see this being correct either As L1620 was lost pre-war Sgt Thomas Frederick Dowsett Dewdney being killed [url]https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=15079[/url] and according to [url]http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...=4828#post4828[/url] According to Belgian researcher Dominique Van Den Broucke, it was actually Dunn who was flying P2687 (May 19th 1940 - BoFTaN Currently allocate to F/Lt James 'Jimmy' Murray Strickland # 39581) , he landed by parachute in Bachy, near the belgian border, and was burnt. His burns were dressed by a local family of farmers. It's difficult to have further informations from him, as he was killed in action a few days later. (this later statement is untrue he died in UK) "But his widow confirmed that he was burnt following the 19th May 1940 action." If this is true why does he only have a AIR 81/206 for May 9th -only Unless other dates included? See a bit of a mess even for Battle of France! He has another AIR 81/44 Pilot Officer H J R Dunn: interned; Hurricane L1619 landed near Courtrai, Belgium, 10 November 1939; escaped and rejoined unit on 24 November 1939. Strickland has the following for May 19th 1940 AIR 81/2544 Flying Officer J M Strickland: injured; 213 Squadron, shot down, enemy action during British Expeditionary Forces evacuation of France, 19 May 1940. ....Read More.paulmcmillan on 13th August 2018 09:10:46


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