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 Hurricane I P3305



Block 3, Hawker Aircraft Ltd ., RR Merlin III, Feb 1940 - July 1940 More information in: Dr. Colin James Pratt-Hooson's Hurricane Site

National Archives AIR81

Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/2353Pilot Officer L G Hunt (RNZAF): injured; aircraft accident, North Weald Aerodrome, Hurricane P3305, 151 Squadron, 5 July 1940.C16471865
AIR81/4213Sergeant J A Hartop: killed; aircraft accident, Hurricane P3305, 607 Squadron, 15 November 1940.C16688311

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Hurricane I P3305

RankName, Number, Trade & DetailsDateUnitCountryCemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantJoseph Argyle HARTOP (745668) U/T Pilot Hurricane I P3305 AIR81/4213 1940-11-15607 SqdnUnited KingdomCaistor Cemetery

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401115 - Unaccounted airmen - 15-11-1940What caused the death of and/or what was the place of death registration for: AC2 Eric V. HORTON - 751162 - killed on active service. Proposed aircraft losses for this day: Hart I - K5040 - 9 FTS - flew into ground Knockdown, 1 mile NW of Sherston, Wiltshire. Hector I - K9726 - 30 MU - spun into ground Maddington Down, Wiltshire. Hector I - K9733 - 6 FPP - crashed on landing Henlow. Also look out for a confirmation that: Sgt (Pilot u/t) Joseph A. HARTOP - 745668 - 607 Sqn, was killed on Hurricane P3305 (607 Sqn - Drem, East Lothian); flew into ground 2 mile NE of Grangemouth, West Lothian. Regards and thanks for your help. Henk. ....Read More.Henk Welting on 14th May 2008 11:33:19
401115 - Unaccounted airmen - 15-11-1940" Sgt (Pilot u/t) Joseph A. HARTOP - 745668 - 607 Sqn, was killed on Hurricane P3305 (607 Sqn - Drem, East Lothian); flew into ground 2 mile NE of Grangemouth, West Lothian." Joseph A. HARTOP death is registered at Grangemouth in Stirlingshire - So yes it looks like he WAS on Hurricane P3305 ....Read More.paulmcmillan on 15th May 2008 05:23:43
Crash location Hurricane L1803 Aug 1940Magic Alex, With the flight details from the F.541 I think I may be able to close a 35+ year mystery for me. (It was a night training flight so 24/25th with reported overdue on 25th) Back in the 1970s as a spotty teenager I heard about an aircraft wreck out on the mudflats between Skinflats and the Kincardine Bridge. After what seemed an age then (probably about a month) I made contact with a bridge officer from the Forth Ports buoy maintence vessel who went duck hunting on the mudflats in his spare time. When the tides and weather were suitable he took a group of my friends out onto the mud at low water to the debris area. We picked up small fragments of internal wiring and one small piece of what looked like wing or tailplane rib. I remember that the bridge officer was sitting on the prop boss (3 stumps of broken off wooden? blades) smoking his pipe as we skated around on the mud. The "rib" was untarnished by the years and when tested by archimedes principle in the school science lab was close to the weight for stainless steel. It was trying to find an identity for this wreck that started me on the research path that I still enjoy today. For years I ignored the stainless information and since it clearly was not Spitfire attributed the wreck to the Lanc which broke up over the Bridge. However when working on my Hurricane I realised that the attachment plate for the fuselage tubes onto the main spar was the stainless steel "rib" that I had tested all those years ago. The two Hurricanes that collided at Sauchie were too far away from the crash site, P3305 was a possible if NW but not if the recorded NE was correct, leaving L1803 as the prime candidate. Regards Ross ....Read More.Ross_McNeill on 22nd August 2009 05:47:45
Two brothers killed within 3 weeksHi Charles was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P2137 of No 44 Sqn, Lancasters did not enter service with the RAF until the following year. Joseph was probably killed whilst flying Hurricane I, P3305 of No 607 Sqn, which crashed whilst undertaking a dummy attack near Grangemouth. Malcolm ....Read More.malcolm_raf on 19th June 2011 06:17:04
Two brothers killed within 3 weeksHi, I'm afraid I can't add much here apart from telling you where he's not mentioned. I looked through one or two pilot's logbooks: nothing mentioned about him or the accident. The Squadron ORB does not note when he joined the squadron neither does it mention his demise or any accident within a few days either side of the date. I looked at a squadron history, privately published, nothing in there either. A whiz around the Internet indicates that Hurricane P3305 crashed 2 1/2 miles N E of Grangemouth on landing approach: a/c stalled and crashed. 607 Squadron were based at the time at Turnhouse, (Edinburgh) with detachments at Drem. Various flights were flown to Grangemouth so, the crash may have occurred on one of these flights. Two and a half miles to the N E of Grangemouth would put him in the Firth of Forth: Malcolm's scenario looks more likely. Pretty naff reply, I'll make a note of it, just one of those things. Robert. ....Read More.northeagle on 19th June 2011 08:30:28
Two brothers killed within 3 weeksDeath registered in Grangemouth so looks very likely he was on Hurricane P3305 ....Read More.paulmcmillan on 20th June 2011 04:33:27


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