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    Default Loss Hurricane 13 june 1940

    Hello,
    I'm looking to identify the loss of a Hurricane on the date of 13 June 1940. I found two pieces of metal held by a witness and the date of the crash is noted on the piece of sheet metal. Hurricane has fallen off the airfield of Rennes/St Jacques in the municipality of Thourie, located southeast of Rennes, the pilot was not injured.
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    Mit freundlichem Gruß,

    Dan

    Association Bretonne du Souvenir Aérien 39-45
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    Dan

    Only Hurricane Loss on that date in Battle of France Then and Now by Peter Cornwell is an unidentified one from 73 Sqn that crashed in a landing accident at Ruaudin following a patrol. P/O D N W L Anthony badly injured and died next day

    How strong is the date?

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    Hello,

    Here are three photos of two parts of the engine cover, to me they belong to a Hurricane, the date of the crash is noted, 13 June 1940.
    With the color of the metal hood we may be able to identify the squadron.
    Have squadrons of the RAF in Rennes in June, just before the arrival of the Germans on the 17th?

    http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/656816capot1.jpg
    http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/787516capot2.jpg
    http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/595250capot3.jpg
    Cordialement,
    Regards,
    Mit freundlichem Gruß,

    Dan

    Association Bretonne du Souvenir Aérien 39-45
    http://www.absa3945.com/

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