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Hurricane I P2989 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com

 Hurricane I P2989



Hvy Lndg , uc wrenched ,151 OTU lost 1944-03-01 More information in: RAFCommands.com Databases

Block 1/G, Gloster Aircraft Company., Nov 1939 - April 1940 More information in: Dr. Colin James Pratt-Hooson's Hurricane Site

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  01 Mar 44 Aircraft Name  Hurricane Serial Number  P2989
Unit  151 OTU Operating Airfield  Risalpur Country  India
Aircrew details Plt Offr Gibbs
Details Hvy Lndg , uc wrenched
Source 

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238 Sqdn Combat Reports 11 Aug 1940Another useful source states: "238 Squadron also took part in this event. Pilots of this unit, including Sgt Domagala, claimed four enemy aircraft shot down and one probably destroyed. Domagala, flying Hurricane I P2989, shot down a Messerschmitt Bf 109, but that was not his only victim... ' I was Yellow 2 and A Flight was ordered to Portland at 20 000 ft. Yellow 1 gave line astern but I broke away to the right and engaged a Me 109. Just as opened fire at the enemy aircraft a Hurricane appeared in my line of sight between the enemy aircraft and myself and got the tail end of the burst which was a very short burst of 2 secs. at range of 50 yards quarter attack. My burst went into the left wing of the Hurricane which was smoking and the pilot bailed out. I watched him down and then attacked another Me after climbing (...)' The victories claimed by 238 Squadron were paid by the loss of four pilots. It is probable that one of those lost in the battle went under the guns of the Polish Sergeant." R.Gretzyngier "Poles in defence of Britain" ....Read More.Peter S on 13th August 2011 07:45:08
238 Sqdn Combat Reports 11 Aug 1940[QUOTE=Peter S;66185]Another useful source states: "238 Squadron also took part in this event. Pilots of this unit, including Sgt Domagala, claimed four enemy aircraft shot down and one probably destroyed. Domagala, flying Hurricane I P2989, shot down a Messerschmitt Bf 109, but that was not his only victim... ' I was Yellow 2 and A Flight was ordered to Portland at 20 000 ft. Yellow 1 gave line astern but I broke away to the right and engaged a Me 109. Just as opened fire at the enemy aircraft a Hurricane appeared in my line of sight between the enemy aircraft and myself and got the tail end of the burst which was a very short burst of 2 secs. at range of 50 yards quarter attack. My burst went into the left wing of the Hurricane which was smoking and the pilot bailed out. I watched him down and then attacked another Me after climbing (...)' The victories claimed by 238 Squadron were paid by the loss of four pilots. It is probable that one of those lost in the battle went under the guns of the Polish Sergeant." R.Gretzyngier "Poles in defence of Britain"[/QUOTE] Thanks Peter, all adding to the overall picture. Mark ....Read More.BFBSM on 13th August 2011 07:57:00


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