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Hurricane I P3312 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com

 Hurricane I P3312


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

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  31 Aug 40 Aircraft Name  Hurricane I Serial Number  P3312
Unit  151 Sqdn Operating Airfield   Country  UK
Aircrew details
Details 
Source Henk Welting's Database

National Archives AIR81

Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/2923Pilot Officer J L W Ellacombe: injured; force landed, enemy action, Hurricane P3312, 151 Squadron, 31 August 1940.C16472097


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Unidentified Hurricane crash at Ingatestone, Essex 1320 31st August 1940Hello, From the time given. We have the following - 1300 - P3166 - 85 - S/d over Tunbridge, pilot baled injured. 1305 - P3115 - 253 - Over Durham, Kent, pilot baled burned. 1315 - V6545 - 501 - Over Gravesend, baled burned. 1330 - P3159 - 310 - S/d over Thames Estuary, pilot KNG. 1330 - P3735 - 601 - Over Gravesend, pilot baled. 1330 - P8814 - 310 - Bailed over Thames Estuary. 1330 - V6581 - 85 - Baled, wia over Tunbridge. 1340 - V7260 - 601 - Baled safe over Thames Estuary. Others with no time given in FCL are- L1835 - 253 - Pilot killed in chute , s/d over Grove Ferry, Kent. N2602 - 601 - S/d off Gravesend, pilot baled burned. P3312 - 151 - Baled burned nr Southend. R4215 - 601 - Over Gravesend, pilot baled . 1984 recovery of pilot and a/c. V7378 - 56 - S/d over Colchester, pilot KNG. Alex ....Read More.Alex Smart on 23rd July 2017 04:32:40
Unidentified Hurricane crash at Ingatestone, Essex 1320 31st August 1940Thanks everyone for all your assistance on this. Having gone through a process of elimnation I've now reached the conclusion that the most likely candidate for the aircraft was V7260 of 601 Squadron, flown by Pilot Officer Humprey Trench Gilbert. The rationale for that is set out below, with my comments appended in bold to Alex's most recent post: 1300 - P3166 - 85 - S/d over Tunbridge, pilot baled injured[B] - disregard a too early, pilot injured (Townsend), crash site confirmed as Goudhurst, Kent [/B] 1305 - P3115 - 253 - Over Durham, Kent, pilot baled burned.- [B]disregard as too early, pilot injured (Gleave), crash site confirmed as Cudham Kent [/B] 1315 - V6545 - 501 - Over Gravesend, baled burned. - [B]disregard as too early, pilot injured (Glowacki)[/B] 1330 - P3159 - 310 - S/d over Thames Estuary, pilot KNG. [B]- disregard a pilot killed (Štěrbáček), crash site confirmed as Wennington, Essex[/B] 1330 - P3735 - 601 - Over Gravesend, pilot baled. - [B]disregard as combat report for pilot (Taylor) (AIR 50 165 40) confirms crash site as River Thames [/B]note combat was over Rayleigh-Leigh-Brentwood 1330 - P8814 - 310 - Bailed over Thames Estuary. [B]- disregard as crash site suspected as Aveley, Essex [/B]note pilot Kredba unhurt, no combat report 1330 - V6581 - 85 - Baled, wia over Tunbridge. - [B]disregard pilot injured (Worrall), as crash site confirmed as Newenden, Kent [/B] 1340 - V7260 - 601 - Baled safe over Thames Estuary. - [B]best candidate as pilot baled out uninjured (Gilbert) [/B]note discrepancy over time between FCL (1340), ARP Records (1320) and ORB (1330). ORB (AIR 27/2068/16) has Gilbert in P2949 but that aircraft was in action after 31 Aug 1940. ORB Summary (AIR 27/2068/15) states “P/O Gilbert’s Hurricane was shot down in flames but the pilot escaped by parachute and was unhurt.” There is no combat report for this sortie by Gilbert, though there is one for the morning sortie where he claimed a 'kill.' Others with no time given in FCL are- [B]0825 [/B]- L1835 - 253 - Pilot killed in chute , s/d over Grove Ferry, Kent. - [B]disregard as too early (0825), pilot killed (Starr) [/B] [B]1335 - [/B]N2602 - 601 - S/d off Gravesend, pilot baled burned. - [B]disregard as pilot injured (Woolley) [/B] [B]1330[/B] - P3312 - 151 - Baled burned nr Southend. - [B]disregard as pilot injured (Ellacombe), crash site confirmed as Eastwood, Essex[/B] [B]1335 -[/B] R4215 - 601 - Over Gravesend, pilot baled . 1984 recovery of pilot and a/c. - [B]disregard as pilot killed (Doulton)[/B] [B]0845 - [/B]V7378 - 56 - S/d over Colchester, pilot KNG. - [B]disregard as too early (0845), pilot killed (Weaver), crash site confirmed as Osea Island, Essex[/B] ....Read More.Andy Begent on 24th July 2017 08:35:19


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