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Hurricane IIB Z5680 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com

 Hurricane IIB Z5680



SD by Jap Fighters BO Ceylon ,258 Sqn lost 1942-04-05 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  18 Jul 42 Aircraft Name  Blenheim IV Serial Number  Z5680
Unit  11 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Ratmalana Country  Ceylon
Aircrew details
Details U/c unserviceable. after failing to lower, ac belly landed with superfical damage
Source ORB
Date of Crash  05 Apr 42 Aircraft Name  Hurricane II Serial Number  Z5680
Unit  258 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Ratmalana Country  Ceylon
Aircrew details Sqn Ldr Peter C Fletcher
Details 07:35-08:35 - 9 Hurricane IIs and 5 Hurricane Is scrmbled. One or two ac were encountered, but the main body of 75 enemy ac were nencountered over the harbour. When sqn arrived tat harbour , it was on level with enemey bombers but below the Navy Os. Ensuing aircombat nine ac were lost.
Source ORB / HurricanesOver


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