|Number of Hurricanes ferried to Ceylon by Indomitable||John,
I have almost no info on which Hurricane was flown off Indomitable by which pilot, just info on which was flown by whom on 5 April.
According to Bloody Shambles p. 401, BG696 was flown by Sgt Morehouse on 5 April. Z5461 was the aircraft Peacock-Edwards flew on 5 April.
On page 74 of Hurricane Aces 1941-1945, there is a picture of Hurricane BN125 of 258 Squadron at probably the Racecourse. It looks like it has made a wheels-up landing. The caption does not give a date for the photo but it's apparently from March or April 1942, so BN125 was probably flown off Indomitable. This is the only one I know off from a source other than Bloody Shambles.
Rob ....Read More.||Rob Stuart on 7th August 2011 07:39:49|
|Number of Hurricanes ferried to Ceylon by Indomitable||Graham, thanks for your response. The info that V7711 was SOC 6.4.42, the day after the raid on Colombo, certainly makes it likely that the ORB entry for Z7711 should read V7711.
This still leaves the question of Z5661, which Halley says was operated only by 258 Sqn and was shot down on 5.4.42 but which is not listed in the ORB as having been flown against the Japanese. I note, however, that the ORB says that F/L Peacock-Edwards flew Z5461. Halley notes only that it was sent to the Far East and gives no clue as to its fate. If "Z5461" was mistakenly entered in the ORB instead of "Z5661", this would explain the discrepancy, but this is probably going to be very hard to confirm. ....Read More.||Rob Stuart on 16th October 2013 07:55:04|
|Number of Hurricanes ferried to Ceylon by Indomitable||The logbook of F/L Peacock-Edwards confirms Z5461.
John ....Read More.||JohnE on 16th October 2013 11:16:28|