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Hurricane II LB953 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com

 Hurricane II LB953



Rolled over after strafing a staff car at Ukhrul and crashed 13.30 Hours. He was last heard calling up his leader that he was attacking a moving Japanese staff car, and was seen to flip over on his back the moment he started his attack. It was determined that a shell had exploded prematurely in the breech of one of his cannons, which blew off an area of wing panel with consequent violent loss of lift. ,5 Sqn lost 1944-04-25 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  25 Apr 44 Aircraft Name  Hurricane II Serial Number  LB953
Unit  5 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Lanka Country  India
Aircrew details Fg Offr Arthur Singleton BOYES*(119706)
Details Rolled over after strafing a staff car at Ukhrul and crashed 13.30 Hours. He was last heard calling up his leader that he was attacking a moving Japanese staff car, and was seen to flip over on his back the moment he started his attack. It was determined that a shell had exploded prematurely in the breech of one of his cannons, which blew off an area of wing panel with consequent violent loss of lift.
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