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    Default MAY 1940 Hurricane crash landed in Belgium

    I'm searching for any information about an RAF fighter ( Hurricane) crash landed at Ellignies-Sainte-Anne, Belgium between may 18 and may 29 1940.
    It could have been 229 Sqn, but no evidence.
    Thanks a lot.
    Phil
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    Phil in Belgium

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    Default Hurricane at Ellignies

    Hello ,

    Could this be the one you are searching for ?
    18/05/1940
    Mons ( l’ecluse de Castillon )
    Hurricane I
    Me Bf-109 II./JG26 1530 hrs
    Patrol
    L-1802
    229Sqn
    Vitry-en-Artois
    P/O Dillon Anthony M.(KIA) 41991 pilot
    18 year Crimplesham Norfolk
    Buried at Mons later brought to Langemark cemetery

    Alain12

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    Default Hurricane Ellignies

    Thanks Alain.I already have this Hurricane at Colinne du Castillon, Flenu, near Mons.

    The Hurricane I'm searching for seems to bee in fact a Blenheim wich crash landed at the so called place "Mon plaisir", "champs des Trieux", Wadelincourt , 16/05/1940.This matches with my eywitness statement and Wadelincourt is only 3 Km SW of Ellignies.I guess the a/c crash landed in a fiel in between the two villages I have to check out the IGN Map.
    Thanks anyway

    Phil
    PS : a few years ago Dillon's grave was stil in Mons cemetery.There was a picture of him on the stone, as far as I can remember.
    Phil in Belgium

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