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    Hello,

    Seeking service history/fate of Hurricane IIC HV351. Could someone with the appropriate A-B Volume please oblige?

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    Col.

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    HV351 - 274 Sqn, 94 Sqn - Lost elevator control and abandoned 3m SE of Savoia, 1-8-43.
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    Hello Ian,

    Thanks for that.

    HV351, was piloted by AUS403426 P/O William Walter EVANS RAAF. The Hurricane crashed at 1800 on 1-8-1943, 3m SE of Savoia strip, Libya, whilst on a non-op air test.

    Evans, after experiencing loss of elevator control, baled out too low. His parachute failed to fully deploy, and he was killed when he struck the ground.

    Storr variously identifies the Hurricane as RV351, or RVG351!

    Storr: Vol.4. p.423 of 534.

    Col.

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    Fitters had reversed controls, Bill Evans told to bale out, but left it too late.

    Ian

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