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Hurricane II LF261 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com

 Hurricane II LF261



Hit tree during practice dive bombing 20m SE of Ranchi ,GATU lost 1945-03-14 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  14 Mar 45 Aircraft Name  Hurricane IIC Serial Number  LF261
Unit  GATU Operating Airfield  Ranchi Country  India
Aircrew details Fg Offr R Campbell*(150134)
Details Hit tree during practice dive bombing 20m SE of Ranchi
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42 Squadron expert sought -- 1944, Imphal area, IndiaMatt, Is this the chap were talking about? 14-3-1945 42 Sqn/Ground Attack Training Unit (GATU)* RAF Hurricane IIC LF261 Hit tree during practice dive-bombing 20m SE of Ranchi. 150134 F/L Robert CAMPBELL RAFVR + Buried at Ranchi War Cemetery, India. 2.A.7. * CWGC quotes his unit as 42 Sqn, Jagan/A-B LA100-LZ999/30 - GATU. PS. I owe you, and quite a few others, an email. My system went haywire and I lost a lot of emails - a techie has been able to retrieve a quite a few of them, and I will reply to the ones he has located, shortly. Apologies to others. Happy New Year - Chin-up Mate! Col. ....Read More.COL BRUGGY on 30th December 2017 12:57:26
42 Squadron expert sought -- 1944, Imphal area, India[QUOTE=Matt Poole;130927] Thanks, and I hope your resurrection from computer hell continues to bring positives. Don't worry about writing me an email -- there are so many other things to do that should take priority. Happy New Year![/QUOTE] Matt, Let me know what you need from the time period you mention. FYI a sortie report related to 42 squadron from July that i uploaded a while ago mentions Campbell - [url]http://www.rafcommands.com/galleries/The-National-Archives-TNA/AIR29-439-42-Sqdn-Appendices/42Sqn-1944-07-07-SortieReport[/url] (This report is the one dealing with the popular clip of hurricanes dropping bombs on an Imphal Road in IWM collections). His death/Unit is confirmed by the RANCHI ORB - Campbell was attending a 'Leaders Course' with GATU in Ranchi when he crashed in the Hurricane LF261. ....Read More.Jagan on 30th December 2017 11:38:32


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