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    Default Hurricanes N2608 and V7221 of 213 Sqn, 1st November 1940

    Hi All,

    Could someone give me more infos about both Hurricanes ? Both airplanes were shot down that day, In most sources all point that P/O Boleslaw Andrzej Wlasnowolski (76736) of 213 Squadron was shot down in N2608 on 1.11.1940 crashing at Liphook Game Farm at about 16:00
    but AIR 81/4064 say that he was in V7221 "Pilot Officer B A Wlasnowolski (Polish): killed; shot down, aerial combat, Hurricane V7221, 213 Squadron, 1 November 1940"
    There is even a memorial in place of his crash https://www.tracesofwar.com/sights/1...cane-V7221.htm
    so, Who was in both Hurricanes that day ? I think second pilot was F/O Hugh Desmond Clark

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    Mariusz

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    Hi Mariusz,

    unfortunately I am not able to help you - just to let you know (if you do not know already) that ORB has not info:

    ORB RAF FORM 540 for November 1940 gives no details, only general description of patrols with no serials, no names.
    ORB RAF FORM 541 for November 1940 gives no serials at all.

    Pavel
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    Wlasnowolski was flying "AK-V" but different sources put that code on both V7221 and N2608.

    John Engelsted

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    Thanks Pavel, John
    I know details from ORB - maybe someone has F1180 or F78 Card for both ?

    Mariusz

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    Form 78 for N2608 says "Burnt out 1/11/40".

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    https://forum.keypublishing.com/foru...-dig-hampshire

    This is N2608 according to data plate, and the pilot quoted is Hugh Desmond Clark

    the dig location not stated but Hampshire Quoted, Liphook Game Farm is in West Sussex

    So looks like N2608 = Clark

    V7221 =Wlasnowolski
    Last edited by paulmcmillan; 28th July 2019 at 09:45.

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