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Z3781

Hurricane

Hawker Hurricane Mk I XR-A Z3781, part of the fifth production batch produced by Hawker Aircraft Limited at Langley, to contract # 62305/39, between 14th January, 1941 and 28th July, 1941.

Personal A/C of Fl Lt George A Brown, whilst commander of A flight, No 71 (Eagle) Sqn.

Two claims E/A destroyed for pilot William R Dunn.

Lost on 8th October 1941, Fl Lt Andrew Beck Mamedoff was flying with 133 Squadron on a standard transit flight from Fowlmere Airfield to RAF Eglinton in Northern Ireland in his Hurricane Z3781.
The wreckage of his plane was found near Maughold on the Isle of Man and it is thought that he crashed due to poor weather conditions.

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...

People

  • William Dunn

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 406th Fighter Group
    Bill Dunn was born on November 16, 1916, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on March 19, 1934, and served as an infantryman until receiving an honorable discharge on November 22, 1935. Dunn enlisted in the Canadian Army on...

  • Andrew Mamedoff

    Military | Flight Lieutenant | Pilot
    Mamedoff was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1911. He grew up in Thompson, Connecticut, and attended Bryant College in the early 1930s. He had learned to fly in the USA and even had his own plane with which he performed at airshows. He and Eugene Tobin had...

Places

  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...

  • 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....

  • Martlesham Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Opened in 1917 as home to the RFC Aeroplane Experimental Unit, Martlesham Heath became well known during the 1920s-30s as home to the Aircraft and Armament Experimental Establishment. Used as an RAF fighter station from 1939, with only a grass airfield...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Langley, Slough, Slough, Slough SL3, UK 14 January 1941 – 28 July 1941

Part of the 5th production batch produced by Hawker Aircraft Limited at Langley, to contract #62305/39, between 14th January, 1941 and 28th July, 1941.

Delivered England, UK June 1941

To RAF.

Assigned Kirton in Lindsey, Gainsborough, North Lincolnshire DN21, UK June 1941

Assigned to No 71 (Eagle) Sqn.

E/A Destroyed Lille, France 2 July 1941

Bf109F Destroyed West Lille, pilot William R Dunn. 2-Jul-41.

Manufactured Lille, France 21 July 1941

Bf109F Destroyed West Lille, pilot William R Dunn. 21-Jul-41.

Assigned Imperial War Museum Duxford, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB22 4QP, UK September 1941

Assigned to No 133 (Eagle) Sqn.

Crashed Maughold, Isle of Man 8 October 1941

Lost on 8th October 1941, Fl Lt Andrew Beck Mamedoff [KIA] was flying with 133 Squadron on a standard transit flight from Fowlmere Airfield to RAF Eglinton in Northern Ireland in his Hurricane Z3781.
The wreckage of his plane was found near Maughold on the Isle of Man and it is thought that he crashed due to poor weather conditions.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 January 2016 09:58:50 Al_Skiff Changes to description, events, person associations and place associations
Sources

Fighter Leaders of the RAF, RAAF, RCAF, RNZAF & SAAF in WW2 By Phil H. Listemann
Aces High: A Tribute to the Most Notable Fighter Pilots of the ..., Volume 2 By Christopher Shores, Clive Williams

Date Contributor Update
28 July 2015 23:23:08 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and media associations
Sources

Fighter Leaders of the RAF, RAAF, RCAF, RNZAF & SAAF in WW2 By Phil H. Listemann

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