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 Hurricane IIB Z5533



SD by fighters at Chinabay ,261 Sqn lost 1942-04-09 More information in: RAFCommands.com Databases

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  09 Apr 42 Aircraft Name  Hurricane II Serial Number  Z5533
Unit  261 Sqdn Operating Airfield  China Bay Country  Ceylon
Aircrew details Sgt William Ernest PEARCE* (402825)
Details SD by fighters at Chinabay
Source HurricanesOverArakan

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Number of Hurricanes ferried to Ceylon by IndomitableHi all, The following may help add to the overall information of this post. The logbook of Sgt W.E. Pearce (Aus.402825), 261 Sqn RAF, indicates he flew Hurricane Mk.I Z4762 from HMS Indomitable to China Bay on 7th March 1942 (30 min flight). Thereafter, Pearce piloted Hurricane Mk.IIB Z5620 for an air test (13th) and Dawn Patrol (17th). Hurricane Mk.IIB, Z5533 was seemingly his usual mount from 17th March onwards - logging 8 sorties and 5 non-ops (not including his final fateful mission on 5th April). He noted two additional non-ops flying Hurricane 227 on 14th Mar and 676 on the 30th Mar. Regards, Drew ....Read More.AUS on 10th October 2013 11:55:36


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