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Hurricane II LF203 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com

 Hurricane II LF203



Engine overheated, hit tree in forced landing at Chaibasa ,SLAIS lost 1944-10-09 More information in: RAFCommands.com Databases

Block 10, Hawker Aircraft Ltd., RR Merlin XX , 24 and 27. 29 Sept 1943 - 24 May 1944 More information in: Dr. Colin James Pratt-Hooson's Hurricane Site

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  09 Oct 44 Aircraft Name  Hurricane IIC Serial Number  LF203
Unit  SLAIS Operating Airfield  Ranchi Country  India
Aircrew details Sgt Richard Charles FRANCE*(185352)
Details Engine overheated, hit tree in forced landing at Chaibasa. Pilot visited at Sudar Hospital at Chaibasa, laceration to scalp and mulitple abrasions, not fit to move. Possibly died on 1.12.44
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441201 - Unaccounted Airmen - 1-12-1944[QUOTE=malcolm_raf;103622]FRANCE, Richard Charles - P/O - possibly killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BN674 of the SLAIS (India), which crashed in a forced landing near Ranchi following an engine failure. [/QUOTE] Hurricane pilot was a Flt Sgt Booth who was safe. France's cause of death could be the Hurricane LF203 crash on 9-10-1944 . Engine overheated, hit tree in forced landing at Chaibasa. Pilot was visited at Sudar Hospital by CO SLAIS and the MO at Chaibasa, laceration to scalp and mulitple abrasions, not fit to move. ....Read More.Jagan on 15th April 2017 04:43:50


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