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Hurricane IIB Z5600 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Hurricane IIB Z5600

261 Sqn, lost More information in: 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

Sent to Far East. SOC Dt:1945-02-22 Units: 261 Sqn More information in: Databases

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  24 Nov 42 Aircraft Name  Hurricane II Serial Number  Z5600
Unit  261 Sqdn Operating Airfield  China Bay Country  Ceylon
Aircrew details Plt Offr George Walker
Details Dived from 11000 ft to 3000 ft on return from Colombo. u/C came unlcoked and port leg broke undercarraige strut. Walker crash landed at China Bay and ac damaged beyont unit repair. 1240-1340 hrs

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Number of Hurricanes ferried to Ceylon by IndomitableA fascinating thread. Recently i was contacted by Geoff Oliver from UK who mailed me his grand uncle's photo album from his days in India and Ceylon. It had a few dozen photos of No.261 Squadron in Ceylon. Among the interesting photos are [URL=""][IMG][/IMG][/URL] A note in the album confirming the presence of 62 Hurricanes. (Doesnt specify if it includes the onboard Sea Hurricanes or not) Photos of various Hurricanes at China Bay from No.261 Squadron including [URL=""][IMG][/IMG][/URL] Hurricane BG957 [URL=""][IMG][/IMG][/URL] Hurricane Z5600 after a belly landing. I have scanned the entire album and uploaded it here [URL=""][IMG][/IMG][/URL] ....Read More.Jagan on 11th February 2015 11:00:04

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