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Hurricane IIB Z5070 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Hurricane IIB Z5070

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

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  21 Aug 41 Aircraft Name  Hurricane IIb Serial Number  Z5070
Unit  32 Sqdn Operating Airfield   Country  Ireland
Aircrew details
Source Henk Welting's Database

National Archives AIR81

Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/8515Sergeant R F Tees (RCAF): interned; aircraft crashed at Athboy, Eire, Hurricane Z5070, 59 Operational Training Unit, 21 August 1941.C16924357

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Operation Scarlet, 1941Hello, For full quote: See: G/C A.U. "Bert" Houle DFC & Bar The Man & The Aircraft Houle,Albert, Lavigne,Michael & Alain Gagne Victoriaville:Lavigne Aviation Publications,2000 (Limited ed., 1,000 copies) pp.29-30 (Preparation to Scarlet) & pp.31-4 (Chapter Two - The Middle East - "Operation Scarlet"). Martin, "Bert" Houle mentions (on p.29): "We had just arrived back from leave when we were sent in groups all over England and Scotland to pick up new Hurricane IIs and deliver them to Abbotsinch, near Glasgow. I was sent down to Aston Downs in Wales and detailed to lead two sergeants, Lee* and Finlay. Both of these boys were killed shortly after that. There were 64 [sic]of us in "Operation Scarlet". One* got lost on the way to Abbotsinch and was interned in Southern Ireland." * Obviously, 21/8/1941 - Hurricane IIB Z5070, which force-landed at Athboy, Meath (R66043 Sgt Roswell Frank TEES RCAF - OK - Interned). Col. ....Read More.COL BRUGGY on 28th April 2019 07:50:40

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