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Hurricane II LD487 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Hurricane II LD487

Died into ground on landing break, Magwe ,42 Sqn lost 1945-05-10 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  10 May 45 Aircraft Name  Hurricane IV Serial Number  LD487
Unit  42 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Magwe Country  Burma
Aircrew details Sgt Edward James ELLIS*(1801105)
Details Dived into ground on landing break, Magwe. Non operational sortie over Meiktila spraying DDT. During break away, Ellis commenced a steep diving left turn from which he did not attempt to recover. He crashed into ground . Ac struck port wing tip, cartwheeled ad struck a tree and finished upside down. Pilot was thrown clear and killed.

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