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    Default Hurricane Z2461 crash 25.4.42

    Hi can anyone supply additional information on Hurricane Z2461, 87 Squadron, flown by F/Sgt K Gildner which crashed 25.4.42.

    In addition during the 24 hour period of 25/26 April '42 87 Squadron lost 4 Hurricanes around the Somerset area, the one above, 2 at Somerton, and BE566 over Charmy Down, a bit unusual was it a weather related problem?

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    BE566 was lost during combat with a Ju88.

    Do you have the serials for the two losses at Somerton?

    /John

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    Hi John

    Alas, I don't have the serial numbers for the two Hurricanes that came down around Somerton on 25th and 26th April 1942, both came from 87 squadron.

    Thankyou for the information on BE566, the pilot was P/O R J Mcnair, who bailed out over RAF Charmy Down.

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