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Z3494

Hurricane

Built by Hawker, delivered to RAF, assigned to 71 [Eagle] Sqn RAF, Failed To Return from fighter sweep into France, crashed five miles South East of Ramsgate, England as a result of aerial engagement. 19-8-41. The body of P/O Olson [KIA] washed ashore on 14-9-41.

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

  • Virgil Olson

    Military | Pilot Officer | Pilot
    Attempted to join French AF, joined RAFVR, to 56 OTU 35hr on Hurricanes, founder member of 71S, 19-8-41 Shot down, English Channel, in Hurricane II Z3494 on offensive fighter sweep to France, Killed in Action (KIA) His plane crashed five miles South...

Places

  • Debden

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Debden, construction of which began in 1935, is perhaps most famous as a Battle of Britain fighter airfield, partly responsible for the defence of London in 1940. In 1942 it was also home to three RAF 'Eagle Squadrons’ of volunteer American pilots...

  • 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 1941

Built by Hawker.

Delivered Great Britain, United Kingdom 1941

To RAF.

Assigned Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 1941

To 71 [Eagle] Sqn RAF.

Crashed 5 miles SE Ramsgate, Kent, UK 19 August 1941

Failed To Return from fighter sweep into France, crashed five miles South East of Ramsgate, England as a result of aerial engagement. 19-8-1941.

Struck Off Charge SOC Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 20 August 1941

Struck Off Charge.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 October 2015 12:58:46 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.fieldsofhonor-database.com/index.php/isolated-graves/2-uncate...

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