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Hurricane II LD850 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Hurricane II LD850

BL after engine failure near Minthe. He was seen to walk away ,34 Sqn lost 1944-09-24 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  24 Sep 44 Aircraft Name  Hurricane IIC Serial Number  LD850
Unit  34 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Palel Country  
Aircrew details WO Jack Roland MULLER*(1386950)
Details belly landed after engine failure near Minthe. He was seen to walk away . F540: Around mid day the wewather cleared and 12 ac took off to attack a concentration of 300 japs reported on Pagoda Hill. Pilotsbombed and strafed NE tip of the village of Nnanbon SA3675 and surrounding jungle which seemed most likely threat. On return trip. WO Muller developed engine trouble adn ws told to turn back into Kabaw valley as formation was then climbing over the range of hills W of Kabaw Vly. As he turned way a trail of wihte smok was seen coming from the ac. So W/O Stephens went back with him. W/O Stephen sobserved him make a succesful belly landing at RK 9722 just N of Yu river and to walk away from his aircraft apparently unhurt. Army was informed and a patrol sent to bring im in. Army patrol could not reach river to and no news of him ever again.. Patrol reached wreck on 3-10-44. prop buckled, uac was okay but no sign of pilot.

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