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V7608

Hurricane

Hurricane Mk I, V7608 ‘XR-J’, of No 71 (Eagle) Squadron RAF, Kirton-in-Lindsey, Lincolnshire.

Service

Units

  • No. 71 'Eagle' Squadron

    No. 71 'Eagle' Squadron

    Squadron
    'On 19 September 1940, No. 71 was reformed at Church Fenton as the first 'Eagle' Squadron to be manned by American personnel. The Squadron received Hurricanes in November and became operational on defensive duties on 5 February 1941. No. 71 converted...

Places

  • Kirton-in-Lindsey

    Military site : airfield
    Used as an RFC and RAF Home Defence landing ground during the First World War, Kirton-in-Lindsey was built during 1938-40 as an RAF fighter station. It had two grass runways, 10 hardstandings, three grouped C hangars and four over-blister hangars....

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Spitfire Close, Slough, Slough SL3 8GY, UK 2 July 1940

Built by Hawker, Langley Airfield, Berkshire. Contract 62305/39. Aircraft deliveries commenced on the 2nd July, 1940 and were completed on the 5th February, 1941.

Delivered November 1940

To RAF.

Assigned Kirton in Lindsey, Gainsborough, North Lincolnshire DN21, UK November 1940

Assigned to No 71 (Eagle) Squadron RAF, Kirton-in-Lindsey, Lincolnshire.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 July 2015 17:27:20 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

IWM Photo CH 2412 Caption Details.
http://www.k5083.mistral.co.uk/APS.HTM Hurricane Production List.

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