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Hurricane IIb  Z5533 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Hurricane IIb  Z5533

SD by fighters at Chinabay ,261 Sqn lost 1942-04-09 More information in:

Block 3/G, Gloster Aircraft Co, RR Merlin III or XX, July 1940 - Aug 1941 More information in: Dr. Colin James Pratt-Hooson's Hurricane Site


DateAircraftUnitPilot NameLocation
09 Apr 42 Hurricane II Z5533 261 Sqdn Sgt William Ernest PEARCE (402825)China Bay Ceylon
RemarksSD by fighters at ChinabayHurricanesOverArakan

Casualties in the CWGC Register for Hurricane II Z5533

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantWilliam Ernest PEARCE (402825) Hurricane IIb Z5533  Forum Post 1942-04-09261 Sqdn AIR27 Sri LankaTrincomalee War Cemetery

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Number of Hurricanes ferried to Ceylon by IndomitableHi all, The following may help add to the overall information of this post. The logbook of Sgt W.E. Pearce (Aus.402825), 261 Sqn RAF, indicates he flew Hurricane Mk.I Z4762 from HMS Indomitable to China Bay on 7th March 1942 (30 min flight). Thereafter, Pearce piloted Hurricane Mk.IIB Z5620 for an air test (13th) and Dawn Patrol (17th). Hurricane Mk.IIB, Z5533 was seemingly his usual mount from 17th March onwards - logging 8 sorties and 5 non-ops (not including his final fateful mission on 5th April). He noted two additional non-ops flying Hurricane 227 on 14th Mar and 676 on the 30th Mar. Regards, Drew ....Read More.AUS on 11th October 2013 04:55:36

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