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Hurricane II LD467 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Hurricane II LD467

Crashed after attack on bridge at Thitchauk. Possibly 10/21? ,42 Sqn lost 1944-10-22 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  21 Oct 44 Aircraft Name  Hurricane IV Serial Number  LD467
Unit  42 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Tulihal Country  
Aircrew details Sgt Fred WHITAKER*(1673071)
Details Crashed after attack on bridge at Thitchauk. 1350. Sgt F Whitaker missing from these attacks. He was seen to attack the CHAUNGYIN bridge. As he pulled out of his dive, white smoke came from his aircraft. It then staggered up with a continous white stream of smoke, flicked over, did a slow turn. A shower of leaflets came from teh aircraft and it was lost sight of behind a small ridge at approx RU7267

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