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    Default N87 Sqdn Hurricanes interned in Belgium

    Hello ,
    According to the book Fighter Command Losses Volume1 by Norman LR Franks the following Hurricanes from N87 Sqdn were interned in Belgium on 10/11/1939 P/O Dunn HJR Hurricane L-1619 14/11/1939 F/O Glyde RL Hurricane L-1628 , S/L Coope WE Hurricane L1813
    The ORB instead gives S/L Coope with L-1316 , P/O Glyde with L-1813 , any idea wich is wrong or right ?
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    Hi Alain

    According to the book "Hawker Hurricane" by Mister Kit (ed. Atlas), a photo gives LK-D with P/O Glyde in november 1939 on the beach of Coxyde. Any serial in this book.

    http://www.jean-maridor.org/Bertrand/lkd.jpg

    Bertrand

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    Hello Bertrand ,

    Thanks for the info.

    Alain12

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    Hello

    The AIR 81 class at Kew has several files which may be helpful about these cases :

    AIR 81/44 Pilot Officer H J R Dunn : interned; Hurricane L1619 landed near Courtrai, Belgium, 10 November 1939; escaped and rejoined unit on 24 November 1939

    AIR 81/48 Flying Officer R L Glyde : interned; Hurricane L1813 landed near Coxyde (Koksijde), Belgium, 14 November 1939; escaped and rejoined unit on 24 November 1939 LK-O

    AIR 81/49 Squadron Leader W Coope : interned; Hurricane L1628 landed near Le Parme, Belgium, 14 November 1939; escaped and rejoined unit on 24 November 1939

    read "La Panne" obviously

    another file for Glyde when he failed to return on 13th August 1940.

    These casualty packs having been filled in at the time of the losses, one may presume that the planes' IDs are correct. But one never knows...

    Casualty packs are a real goldmine with many snippets of information, sadly more when the airman/airmen were killed in action. Really worth checking.

    Joss

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    Hello Joss ,

    Probably the AIR files are the one who are correct , we never know, anyway thanks very much for the help.

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    Alain12

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