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    Default Unaccounted airman - 27-9-1941 (Middle East)

    Looking for aircraft type and (if possible) serial number missing in the Gambut (Libya) area. Pilot Creighton C. LOWTHER - RCAF J/5029 - 33 Sqn (Gerawla, Egypt) is commemorated Column 245 of the Alamein Memorial.

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    Henk.

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    According to "Hurricane over the Sands I" he was flying a Hurricane I and shot down by Oblt Gerhard Homuth of 3./JG27 3 miles SE of Ras Azaz.

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    Thanks John; unfortunately the Hurricane file doesn't offer the right answer for the serial number.
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    Hello,

    Christopher Shores et al, in Vol. One of their History of the Mediterranean Air War (London:Grub Street,2012. p.270), claim that P/O Lowther was shot down in No.33 Sqn Hurricane I W9325. Hurricane W9325 is recorded as Struck off Charge on 2 October, 1941.

    Col.

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