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    Default 87 Squadron Hurricane Z3839 1.10.41

    Hi, does anyone have any further information on Hurricane Z3839 that was lost on 1st Oct 1941, the pilot was Sgt W Shimmons, the unit I believe was 87 Squadron.

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    1-10-1941
    No.87 Sqn
    Hurricane IIC Z3839

    Took off on a 'Turbinlite' Havoc patrol over Devon. The pilot announced over the R/T that he was having engine trouble and was going to bale out. This he managed, but was slightly injured. His Hurricane crashed into the sea off the coast.

    85687 F/O William Brown SHIMMONS RAFVR - Slightly injured.

    See:
    Hurricane Squadron:No.87 Squadron at War 1939-1941.
    Adams,Perry.
    New Malden:Air Research Pubs.,1988
    p.47

    Col.

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    Thank you col Bruggy!

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