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    Default Hurricanes P3651, V7342, Z2335 + Harrendale Farm Hurricane crash

    Hi

    I hope somebody can help with the following Hurricane queries please

    P3651 with 501 squadron (shot down 15th August 1940)? I cannot find this aircraft shot down on this day or a pilot/location any help with both appreciated.

    V7342 with 56 squadron (shot down 28th August 1940)? again any information re pilot/location welcome

    Z2335 Air-Britain have this as force-landed near Swaffley, Norfolk 14/3/41 however I cannot seem to find an exact location for Swaffley any clues?.

    I would also like please if anyone can tell me of a Hurricane crash at a Harrendale Farm I am guessing this is somewhere near the Rufforth/York area? I do not have a date sadly.

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    Z2335 was Rendham near Saxmundham. If you look on the map you will find where AB confusion is generated.

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    Ross

    Thank you very much for that much appreciated, I will have a look.

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    Hello Autogiro,

    P3651. According to the Air-Britain 'RAF AIRCRAFT P1000-R9999' serial register P3651 was 'Struck Off Charge 15-8-40, no further trace after serving with 501 Sqn. in May 1940'. I have no idea where Air-Britain found the SOC date because oddly the Form 78 Aircraft History Card has no mention of a SOC date, just that it was lost by 'enemy action' on an unspecified date. P3651 was Taken On Charge by 56 Sqn. on 28 May 1940 with no subsequent movement entries. So it was probably lost in France during June 1940. Unfortunately the 501 Sqn. ORB for May and June 1940 has no F.541, therefore no lists of serials to help us.

    V7342. It was not lost on 28 August 1940 as far as I can tell. The Form 78 for V7342 records it was 'F.B.O. (3) Burnt out' on 3-9-40 with a later SOC date of 20-9-40. The 56 Sqn. ORB shows it last flew with 56 Sqn. (A Flight) late on 29-8-40. On 3-9-40 the unit was mainly involved in training, but also had some 'X' Raid interceptions, apparently without meeting the enemy. It should be noted the 56 Sqn. F.541 is not the best, insofar as it switches between serials and aircraft letters a lot.

    That is all I can find on these two, but would like also to learn more about their correct fates.

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    Martin Gleeson.

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    I have discovered that the crashed at Hurricane at Harrendale Farm is HW684 that collided with Halifax DK149 still not sure where the farm is actually located though?.

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    At the risk of letting loose yet another wild goose to be chased, you should be aware that some of the railway buffs seem to use both Harrendale, and Hardendale, for the same location. There is a large railway served quarry at Hardendale/Harrendale (near Shap, in Cumbria, just off the A6 road, GE 54.519334 -2.635241) and a hamlet/farms at Hardendale which is only 500m NW of the quarry.
    I came across it by quite by accident on GE whilst looking for something else (I sited the Shap AWS (Automatic Weather Station)). Best I can do!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Autogiro View Post
    I have discovered that the crashed at Hurricane at Harrendale Farm is HW684 that collided with Halifax DK149 still not sure where the farm is actually located though?.
    Hello,

    You are after Warrendale Plantation/Farms, located roughly 2m NE of Pocklington, Yorkshire.

    http://www.yorkshirewalks.org/diary11/maps/map435.htm

    See:BCL8/145 & 214 (both 8-11-1944).

    Col.

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    Peter and Col

    Many thanks for your answers much appreciated.

    Peter yes sorry I should have put Yorkshire in the clue but thank you anyway

    Col yes that would be correct as the Halifax came down east of Pocklington so that is perfect thanks

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