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    Hello ,

    Wreckage of this Hawker built has just been found near Rouen , Normandy , with constructor plate as evidence .
    However it is not reported as being lost in action , but most certainly went down in June 1940 . I haven't found info on pilot / squadron .
    Any help / suggestion ?
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    Zorglub .

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    Default Re: Hurricane P3350

    213 Squadron ORB has P3350 on 3/6/40 and 4/6/40 being flown by F/O Kellow

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    Thank you Chris .

    I'm still trying to solve this , why we find it crashed in France . Fate of pilot unknown .

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    Hello again ,

    Hornet Strikes , History of 213 Squadron RAF by Frank Leeson ( Air Britain Publication ). If a nice fellow has this book in hand could he possibly look for pages covering June 1940 ? Were there accidents , pilots lost or missing , details of ops ? The ORB does not offer any help !

    Zorglub .

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    From the TOCH forum it looks like the remains of Hurricane P3350 have been discovered.

    http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/showthread.php?t=60855
    Last edited by Alex Smart; 18th October 2021 at 17:59.

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    Yes Alex , worth trying on both forums !

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    Quote Originally Posted by zorglub View Post
    Hello again ,

    Hornet Strikes , History of 213 Squadron RAF by Frank Leeson ( Air Britain Publication ). If a nice fellow has this book in hand could he possibly look for pages covering June 1940 ? Were there accidents , pilots lost or missing , details of ops ? The ORB does not offer any help !

    Zorglub .
    Hello

    June 1940 is covered on page 53, and in short, from 10 June, No. 213 Squadron flew escort to Blenheims attacking Rouen. Author explains difficulties between fighters and bombers, the latter taking time to get into formations, while the fighters were low on fuel. There were also "numerous fighter sweeps covered the French coast from Le Havre up to Calais, takng in Rouen and "A" flight's sometime base at Abbeville*. On two occasions enemy aircraft were seen in the distance, but they were not engaged. On the last day of this type of operations a bomber escort was provided once more, this time to Béthune." I think the author meant Merville airfield, which was indeed attacked.

    * : that sentence is not clear at all, and I'm typing as it's printed.

    P3350 is listed in Appendix D of aircraft flown by the Squadron, but no detail.

    Have you checked the AIR 81 "casualty packs" files ?

    Joss

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    Zorglub

    Any chance of a phot of Contractors Plate - would be interested in the Construction number as well thanks Paul

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    Think about construction number on plate which is 41 H 125122 .
    Year ago we have found P3490 with c/n 41 H 125162 .
    Both were from the same block , so normally 122 should be P3450 ... Anthony Claydon's Hurricane lost 5 June !
    Is that possible P3350 was errouneously stamped on plate ?

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