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Flt Lt Brian Leonard George HAWKINS (88874) of the RAFVR
Awards for Brian Leonard George HAWKINS 88874
London Gazette Entries
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|Number||Name /Text ||London Gazette Details|
|88874||903326 Brian Leonard George HAWKINS||London Gazette issue : 35037 , Dated 1941-01-07 , Download #35037 |
|88874||R A F V R B L G HAWKINS||London Gazette issue : 36329 , Dated 1944-01-11 , Download #36329 |
|88874||B L G HAWKINS||London Gazette issue : 35845 , Dated 1943-01-01 , Download #35845 |
|88874||B L G HAWKINS||London Gazette supplement : 35498 , Dated 1942-03-24 , Download #35498 |
Captivity Details for Brian Leonard George HAWKINS 88874
National Archives AIR81 - Fuzzy Search
|Citation ||AIR81 Casualty File Description ||Link |
|AIR81/9863||Pilot Officer B L G Hawkins: interned, baled from aircraft, enemy action northern France, Hurricane Z3470, 245 Squadron, 26 November 1941.||C16998110|
Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry
|Date: 26 Oct 41 Aircraft: Hurricane IIb Z3470 Unit 245 Sqdn Airfield /Crash Location , France|
|Source||Henk Welting's Database|
|Aircrew details ||Plt Offr Brian Leonard George HAWKINS(88874)|
|245 Squadron codes question||Hurricane Z3470 was indeed coded ?-DX (as viewed on the port side) and was being flown by F/O Brian Hawkins when he was shot down by flak over Brittany on 26 October 1941. This aircraft was captured largely intact by the Germans.
A question mark (?) was used as an extra individual code letter on a number of occasions and not just within 245 sqdn. 32 sqdn famously had a series of them including Spitfire IX MJ730.
I have also seen it applied to a Beaufighter.
Ian ....Read More.||ian94avenge on 21st March 2012 11:01:36|