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    Default 79 Sqn Loss Feb 27th 1939 Hurricane? maybe Gauntlet ?? Canterbury Kent

    P/O Frederick John Lawrence Duus was flying a Hurricane? Gauntlet ? from 79 Sqn at Biggin Hill on Feb 27th 1939 when he was overcome by fumes from engine which filled cockpit and was forced to adandon aircraft at 2,000 feet while on Air Exerciises over Canterbury, Kent. He landed at Littlebourne. The aicraft crashed into a field.

    The ORB has less info than above.. Can anyone please ID the aircraft ? many Thanks

    Paul

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    Hello,

    Hurricane I L1782 - No.79 Sqn. Abandoned 1m N of Bekesbourne, Kent. 27-2-1939.

    Col.

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    Col many thanks again

    Paul

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