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    Default P/O Marland 229 Sqn 1941

    Could anyone please give me any info on the loss of this airman, whom I think was on Hurricanes?

    Rainford Gent MARLAND - Pilot Officer 62657 RAFVR. Served with 229 Sqn, Mentioned in Despatches and 2 bars. Died aged 25 on 17-12-41, buried in Halfaya Sollum War Cemetry.

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    Not in my files; he probably may have been on:
    Hurricane IIC - BD773 - missing; no further details, or
    Hurricane IIB - Z5617 - engine cut after slow roll; spun into ground Western Desert.
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    Killed in an accident in Hurricane Z5617. Ex BoB with 222 Sq.

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    Sorry Henk

    Forgot to confirm source - Air Historical Branch.

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    Thanks John for sharing this info with us.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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