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20th February 2014, 18:58
First time poster, I have been given a few photos from my mrs grandfather of a crashed fighter, spitfire/ hurricane? .These were taken 1942? her grandfather and others helped rescue pilot who was barely hurt from the plane, he was then taken away to the nearest base . her grandfather never found out what became of him, wether he survived the war or not?. Her drandfather served with 113 squadron for the duration of the war. Iwill post the pics when i can get to upload them.

24th February 2014, 11:41
My mrs grandfather Charlie Stewart as mentioned above was put on WOU ,And sent into the hills to forewarn of any enemy sightings in the Bay of Bengal, he said that they would be spread about 10/15 miles apart, and also most of the travel was by foot and mules, i would imagine that would be quite a feat given the weight of radio and battery equipment of the day. He is now 92 years old and still as sharp as a tack when recalling his time with 113 Squadron.

24th February 2014, 16:12
chap91, very interesting Photos. It certainly is a Hawker Hurricane. A "Z" series one. I am sure our members will be able to put the time, date and names to this accident.

For ease of use I moved them all to a directory here

http://www.rafcommands.com/galleries/var/thumbs/members/Hurricane-HOB-Recovery/.album.jpg?m=1393258291 (http://www.rafcommands.com/galleries/albums/264)

24th February 2014, 18:42
Thank you for interest, her grandfather has got quite a few pics of his time with 113, will ask him if he would like to let more be posted. once again thank you. Chap91.

25th February 2014, 13:49
I cant make the serial out clearly at this resolution - it appears to read

Z5652 /Z5562 / Z5552 /Z5582

all of which are valid Hawker Hurricane IIb serials. Can we scan that photo better to read the tail serial number correctly?

25th February 2014, 16:33
If their is anything that can be done,you are more than welcome to rescan, or anything else that can be done to enhance the serial. Ithought it was Z5583.

6th January 2017, 03:17
Just found out that the Code "RD" is ofcourse 67 Squadron RAF.

Looking at the list of accidents, the aircraft could be the one the following

--30th July 1942. Hurricane flown by Plt Offr Robert W Rondel (NZ404411) force landed in a paddy field. Aircraft partially submerged.
--16th August 1942 . Flt Sgt H R Preece (R70881) forcelanded near Jessore.

Squadron was based at Alipore which was Bengal province, bordering Assam state.

And the aircraft serial appears to be Z5582 or Z5682 both of which are noted as FE in Air Britain Serials Book. But both these serials are reported as being shipped to the Dutch East Indies as per these two posts http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?p=1420567&sid=477c9e99a13734ba2ce39883bb5783fb#p1420567 and http://www.network54.com/Forum/594514/message/1295986389/Re-+Rare+KNIL+(-)+Hurricane+picture,+1942