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    Default 14 June 41, Hurricane P3048, 55 OTU any info?

    I'm looking for any additional information regarding the force landing of Hurricane P3048, of 55 OTU near East Heslerton (presumed the one in North Yorkshire) on 14th June 1941 whilst flying in bad vis. Pilot, Sgt Francis H Baron RAFVR (1167725) uninjured.

    Baron was later KiA on 2nd Jan 43, flying with 250 Sqdn and is buried in Tripoli.

    Any additional information would be greatly appreciated, regards Rich

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    Rich,
    Air Britain for P3048: 308/79/59 OTU - To Admiralty 14.9.42 (55 OTU not mentioned).
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    Henk.

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    Henk, many thanks for looking this up, my only info is from the 55 OTU ORB, and i suppose there could be an error in the ID of the aircraft.

    regards Rich

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    Rich I have V7024 of 55 OTU crashing at Redshaw Moss, Hawes on this day.

    regards

    DaveW

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    Gents,
    On V7024 I've Sgt Donald F. HENDERSON - RCAF R/62360.
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    Thanks Gents, as you say V7024 crashed on Redshaw Moss whilst ferrying to Usworth from Lancs. This is kind of mid way between Hawes and Ingleton in the Yorkshire Dales - to the west of the County.

    P3048 is a different incident but very much a new incident to me. East Heslerton is 10m west of Scarborough, on the east coast, and whilst ive yet to see the am1180 it would appear to have been on a training flight, got lost in bad vis so force landed.


    As i have it so far (and this is new to me and obtained after I posted here), P3048's history (as researched by Graham Sharpe)......""Built to contract 962371/38/C23a by the Gloster Aircraft Compnay Ltd., at Brockworth, Gloucestershire. Delivered to RAF MU store in 02.40. Issued to 308 Sq. at Baginton when the unit equipped in 10.40. Transferred on an unspecified date to 79 Sq. at Pembrey in early '41. Transferred to 55 OTU at Usworth. Cat. R/FA 14.06.41. RIW and on completion of repair to MU store. To Admiralty at St. Merryn on 14.09.42. To Hawker for mods. on 24.10.42. Issued to 759 Sq. at Yeovilton on 24.11.42. Cat. Y 08.09.43. when made a heavy landing at Stretton which resulted in the undercarriage collapsing. Pilot, Lt. D.H. Grime, O.K. RIW and on completion to RN MU store. Issued to 769 Sq. at Easthaven in 04.44. Nothing further recorded after 06.44.""

    bit different to Air Britain but there we go.

    regards Rich

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    It seems P3148 and P3408 were with 55 OTU at the time. Both could be misspelled as 'P3048'.

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