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    Default Hurricanes V6811 and V6542 lost on 15 October 1940

    Hello,

    I would like to know the crasphaces of the Hurricanes I V6811 and V6542 lost on 15 October 1940 when the lost pilots bailed out when out of fuel.

    In the sources I found, the crashplaces are usually listed as "near Dalton-in-Furness", "at Gleaston" (just SSE of Dalton-in-Furness" or "at Carnforth" (more east), but depending of sources, the crashplaces of these aircraft are inverted.

    Only V6542 is listed as Carnforth, so it is possible that V6811 crashed at Gleaston, that is also "near Dalton-in-Furness" by the way. It is possible that the pilot of V6542 bailed out near Dalton-in-Furness, but his aircraft crashed away from thsi point.

    Any help will be welcome

    Thanks in advance

    Laurent

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    'North West Aircraft Wrecks' (Wotherspoon) records that Comerford abandoned V6542 which dived into farmland at Gleaston. Vybiral abandoned V6811 leaving it to crash near Dalton, he landed 'nearby at Whinfield Farm, Lindal'.

    Whinfield Farm is at OS reference SD252766.

    I have a note that one of the aircraft came down near Mere Tarn, much nearer to Gleaston, which on the face of it must be V6542. Mere Tarn is at SD267718.

    The book goes on to say that Ambrus in V6846 made a wheels up landing south of Over Kellett, near Carnforth which is 25/30 kms further east

    None of these crashes is mentioned in 'Air Crashes in the Lake District'.

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    DaveW
    Last edited by davew; 15th October 2012 at 10:55. Reason: typo

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    Thanks Dave

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