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Hurricane II LD164 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Hurricane II LD164

Bombs hung up, Pilot BO near Tamu ,42 Sqn lost 1944-12-23 More information in: 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  23 Dec 44 Aircraft Name  Hurricane IV Serial Number  LD164
Unit  42 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Tamu Country  Burma
Aircrew details F Sgt J R T Rees
Details Bombs hung up, Pilot BO near Tamu. 11 aircraft airborne to attack target. Aircraft V had two hangups. On returning to base pilot asked for permission to land with bombs to refuel. Permission was refused and he was ordered to bale out. This he did and the plane was seen to crash and burst into flames. Rees returend to squadron by air later in the afternoon. (0940 hours)

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