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    Default Sgt A G DUMVILLE, 55 O.T.U. d. 3 November 1941 - Hurricane ID?

    Hello everyone

    Can anyone confirm the ID for the Hurricane in which this Canadian was killed on November 3rd 1941? He crashed at Tibley Farm, near Chester-le-Street, County Durham.

    The NELSAM website has this as Hurricane I V7158:

    http://www.nelsam.org.uk/NEAR/Losses...s-WWII1941.htm

    but this went to the Irish Army Air Corps in February 1944 as '110' - surely not after it had spun into the ground in 1941...?

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    Hello Simon,

    according to this site

    http://www.ipmsireland.com/forum/yaf...icane-MkI.aspx

    it was Z7158 that went to IAC as '110'. This is not confirmed in ABS though.

    DaveW

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    Thanks Dave

    It's a bit confusing now! F K Mason's 'The Hawker Hurricane' has Z7158 with 56 O.T.U. and then with the Newtownards SF.

    He has V7158 as going to the I.A.A.C. so something's wrong somewhere...!

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    Hi Simon,

    I can confirm it is Hawker Hurricane Mk.I V7158
    The F1180 records V7158
    So does the RAF Form 765C from his service record

    I located the exact site at Tribley Sunday 17th Feb 2013 finding an aircraft battery conector.

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    Last edited by Chris Davies; 4th January 2014 at 10:23. Reason: Typo

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    Thanks for clearing that one up Chris, much appreciated.

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    Simon

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    Hello Simon,

    V7158 also confirmed in 55 OTU ORB. Flying accident at Tribley Farm, near Chester-Le -Street. Sgt A G Dumville R77220 killed. Pilot got lost in cloud and struck high ground.

    Regards, Ian

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    A little background..my brother-in-law's uncle was allister dumville...he was actually called afier his unlce (bruce allister dumville" bruce always wondered about the circumstances of his uncle's death.i have actually tracked down where he is buried in england,the details of his crash and thanks to this forum,the area of his crash.we have tenative plans during a september trip to ireland to go over to england for bruce to visit his uncle's grave and the airfield where he was stationed for training...i think it would mean so much to him,if we may get to the crashsite and maybe see the item you have recovered..this being the 70 aniversary of d-day,how special would that be.. What do you think?
    Quote Originally Posted by chris davies View Post
    hi simon,

    i can confirm it is hawker hurricane mk.i v7158
    the f1180 records v7158
    so does the raf form 765c from his service record

    i located the exact site at tribley sunday 17th feb 2013 finding an aircraft battery conector.

    Regards

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    This Hawker Hurricane crash will be covered in my forthcoming book about aircraft crashes in my local area or for County Durham.I live not far from Tribley Farm and a few years ago I was able to trace 2 local eyewitnesses who both went along to have a look at the Hurricane and they both confirm that it was upside down.
    I have already pinpointed the crash area as they were able to mark on the detailed ordnance survey maps with a cross where the Hurricane crashed.One chap said the undercarriage was lowered which suggests he was trying to land the Hurricane which of course they were told not to lower the undercarriage when making a forced landing or they were told to make a belly landing with the undercarriage retracted.

    Regards,Philip
    founder member of the 55 Aircraft Accidents Research Group

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