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    Default Air Britain File Kittyhawk AK794

    The RAAF Service file of
    Sergeant Edmund Mcarthur HYDE (400802) RAAF 1942-02-10 Egypt Fayid War Cemetery
    Says he was with
    No 1 ADU. Ferrying aircraft and crashed shortly after takeoff in Kittyhawk AK794 on 1942-02-10

    However

    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...php?uniq=AK794

    For this aircraft has

    Sergeant John Brian HOBSON (1060473) Pilot Kittyhawk II AK794 RAF

    Hobson date of death 1942-02-13

    Can anyone tell me what date Air Britain has for loss of AK794 ?

    Thanks

    Paul

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    Paul

    10/2/1942, 107 MU, crashed at Kasfreet. Found on internet that Hobson died of injuries sustained on 10/2/42 https://www.authpro.com/cgi-bin/auth.fcgi?user=RAFWEB

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    Last edited by davew; 3rd January 2020 at 15:39. Reason: More info

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    Dave thanks

    Looks like it is possible that Hobson/Hyde who both crashed on 10/2/42 were on Kittyhawk but Hyde's file definitely says AK794

    10/2/1942, 107 MU, would explain 1ADU as delivery

    Maybe another Kittyhawk loss on that date and Hobson died 3 days later ?

    Does anyone know Hobson unit ?

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    Hi

    The confusion here is compounded by Chris Hobson in that he states J B Hobson died from injuries sustained on 10 Feb 1942 whilst flying AK795 (not AK794)

    A-B states that AK794 was lost on 10 Feb 1942 with No 107 MU but that AK795 served with No 260 and 4 SAAF Sqns being SOC on 4 Jan 1944.

    I therefore assumed that Chris Hobson had mixed up AK794 and AK795 in his entry.

    CWGC gives Hobson's unit as 107 MU

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    Malcolm could it be that AK795 was not written off? And repaired Hobson died 3 days later so either bailed out maybe low but to low or a forced landing ? Thanks Paul

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    Paul

    I suppose that's a possibility.

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    Minor correction:
    It was Kasfareet when I was there in the mid 50's - and an appalling place it was, too!!
    HTH
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