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Hurricane II LD121 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com

 Hurricane II LD121



Failed to return from sortie near Kaladan. Leader was D M Finn - 1540-1705 missing believe killed ,4 Sqdn IAF lost 1944-08-14 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 Aug 44 Aircraft Name  Hurricane IIC Serial Number  LD121
Unit  4 Sqdn IAF Operating Airfield  Cox Bazar Country  India
Aircrew details WO Eric BALL*(405991)
Details Failed to return from sortie near Kaladan. Leader was D M Finn - 1540-1705 missing believed killed. Detailed to carry out an offensive recce of the Kaladan River area. After approximately 50 minutes flying time, during which no attacks had been made, the accompanying pilot observed W/O Ball dive to the ground. There was no enemy in the area in which Ball crashed. Map Reference PR 9075 (20.15N:92.55E). Also mentioned is Mayu Peninsula.
Source RIAFDB

Related Posts in RAF Commands Forum

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Aircraft Losses in SEAC (India, Ceylon, Burma) - 1st Update - Harvards and HurricanesJagan, I'll kick it off with the following: 14-8-1944 No.4 Sqdn IAF. Hurricane IIC LD121 AUS405991 P/O (Pilot) Eric BALL RAAF + Col. ....Read More.COL BRUGGY on 18th March 2017 10:07:43
Aircraft Losses in SEAC (India, Ceylon, Burma) - 1st Update - Harvards and HurricanesJagan, Re: AUS405991 W/O (Pilot) Eric BALL RAAF 14/8/1944 No.4 Sqn IAF Hurricane IIC LD121 Detailed to carry out an offensive recce of the Kaladan River area. After approximately 50 minutes flying time, during which no attacks had been made, the accompanying pilot observed W/O Ball dive to the ground. There was no enemy in the area in which Ball crashed. Map Reference PR 9075 (20.15N:92.55E). Also mentioned is Mayu Peninsula. AUS405991 P/O (Pilot) Eric BALL RAAF - Missing Commemorated on the Singapore Memorial, Column 443. Alternatively, go to: [url]https://www.awm.gov.au/index.php/collection/C1252724[/url] - download, and go to p.31 of 535 (usual omissions/errors ie, 4 Sqn RAF, Serial "LD11" etc). NB. Whilst at 56 OTU (2/3/43-3/5/43), Ball was involved in a mid-air collision. Hurricane I P2754 collided with Hurricane V6913 and crashed near Montrose, on 27/4/43. More here: [url]http://rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?8312-430427-Unaccounted-airmen-27-4-1943[/url] Col. ....Read More.COL BRUGGY on 21st March 2018 06:57:26


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