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Hurricane II LD468 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Hurricane II LD468

Missing on ground attack mission ,42 Sqn lost 1944-07-18 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  18 Jul 44 Aircraft Name  Hurricane IV Serial Number  LD468
Unit  42 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Palel Country  
Aircrew details Flt Lt Alwyne Robert Peirce SHIELDS*(124416)
Details Missing on ground attack mission. At 1435hrs, 6 ac were airborne on a strike on MYOTHIT SF0028 . The dump west of Churanchandpur was secondary target. Primary target was obscured by cloud so aircraft bombed secondary. Shields was last sween flying ina westerly direction at approx SF0546. No further news of him. Search was carried out by 5 hurricanes two hurs later. no sign of missing aircraft S

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