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Hurricane I V7061 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Hurricane I V7061

Block 3/G, Gloster Aircraft Co, RR Merlin III or XX, July 1940 - Aug 1941 More information in: Dr. Colin James Pratt-Hooson's Hurricane Site

National Archives AIR81

Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/5638Pilot Officer G R Lane: injured; forced landing at Cockburns Path, East Lothian, Hurricane V7061, 607 Squadron, 30 March 1941. Note: Related files: 4956, 4964C16689736

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Hurricane I V7061

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
Pilot OfficerDouglas Frederick MEACHAM (111702) Pilot Hurricane I V7061  Forum Post 1941-12-2059 OTU United KingdomCarlisle (Dalston Road) Cemete

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1941 Unaccounted Airmen Database ReconciliationHello again Finishing off the December 1941 UK losses: Eric WELCH (1050617) and James Leslie SUDDERS (1377643) - Henk mentions Turbinlite Havoc BD120 of 1453 Flight here: [URL][/URL] Douglas Gardner BUCHANAN (60768) and Walter Ward HUGHES (R/79699) - they are both 8 F.T.S. on their respective Graves Registration Report Forms on the CWGC website. Hughes' R.C.A.F. Service File reords that he died at Huntley Hill Farm [Stracathro] after a mid-air collision. Buchanan's entry on the Statutory Deaths Register has the same place of death timed at 3.30 p.m. The previous entries, on the same page are: Victor Erwin Friesen, R.C.A.F., died December 17th 1941 at 3.45 p.m. near cross-roads, Stracathro. John Alvah Stewart, R.A.F., same time and place as Friesen. Friesen's R.C.A.F. Service File is more detailed. It records that Master I N7931 of 8 F.T.S. collided with Anson R9585 of 20 O.T.U., killing all nine on board the two aicraft. Crew are recorded as follows: Master N7931 69768 BUCHANAN D. G. - 1st Pilot R.79699 HUGHES W. W. - Pupil Pilot Anson R9585 580042 KUHRT L. J. - Captain 549630 STOW C. - W/T AG 798509 COOK R. K. - W/T AG (UT) J.7026 FRIESEN V. E. - O.B.S. (UT) 1380373 CUTTEN H. R. - O.B.S. (UT) [sic - 112740 Henry Richard Cutten] R.65342 STEWART J. A. - O.B.S. (UT) 873873 NAIRN J. S. - passenger [sic - 210285 2nd Lt. James Spence Nairn, Royal Engineers, Elgin] The two aircraft collided when they flying into the sun on cnverging courses, with neither pilot presumed to have seen the other aicraft. Reginald KIRKUP (551050) - the Eastbourne Herald of December 20th 1941 reported the following: AIRMAN’S FATAL FALL [I]Falling 38 feet from a window of a hotel into a basement on Wednesday evening, Reginald Kirkup, aged 21, an R.A.F. sergeant-cadet, was killed. At an inquest yesterday afternoon the Coroner (Dr. E. F. Hoare) returned a verdict of “death from misadventure,” Kirkup’s home is at Bishop Auckland. It was stated Kirkup was accidentally locked in a lavatory on the third floor of the hotel. He climbed out of the window with the intention of getting on to the fire escape and fell. It was thought that in the darkness he thought the fire escape ran underneath the window when in fact it ran at the side. [/I] Roger Pierson OWEN (R/77460) - his R.C.A.F. Service File records that he was killed in an unidentified Spitfire of 52 O.T.U., which crashed one and a half miles north east of Aston Down. Aleksander PRZESMYCKI (P/793520) - from this site: [URL][/URL] [I]December 18, 1941. Nasty accident today happened. F/Lt J. Kowalski couldn’t take off during scramble and crashed into a dispersed aircraft. In effect, we have Sgt Przesmycki killed instantly, two ground crew injured (Jan Goluszynski and Stefan Pyssa) and written off Hurricane. Kowalski came out of this unin ....Read More.wwrsimon on 12th May 2019 11:03:39
1941 Unaccounted Airmen Database ReconciliationThanks Dave for the serial of Owen's aircraft. Peters' R.C.A.F. Service does indeed have R4086 (my mistake in transcribing it as R4089), but it does record Meacham's Hurricane as V7061, so thank you for the corrections. Regards Simon ....Read More.wwrsimon on 12th May 2019 06:44:34

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