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Z3649

Hurricane

Hurricane llb Z3649 Assigned to 133 [Eagle] Sqn RAF. Hit trees near Rasharkin, near Ballymena, Northen Ireland. P/O George Bruce Killed In Flying Accident [KIFA]. 23-10-41.

Service

Units

  • No. 133 'Eagle' Squadron

    No. 133 'Eagle' Squadron

    Squadron
    'On 1 August 1941, No. 133 reformed at Coltishall as the third 'Eagle' Squadron manned by American personnel. Equipped with Hurricanes it became operational at the end of September. The next month the Squadron moved to Northern Ireland, returning to...

People

  • George Bruce

    Military | Pilot Officer | Pilot
    Joined RAFVR, assigned to 133S, 133 relocated to Eglington Ireland where 2 weeks later P/O Bruce was Killed In Flying Accident [KIFA]. 23-10-41. He was piloting Hurricane llB Z3649 when it hit trees near a place called Rasharkin, near Ballymena,...

Places

  • Biggin Hill

    Military site : airfield
    An RAF Station with US lodger units. USAAF Spitfires and P-38s were attached to RAF No 11 Group stations in mid-1942 for training; also used for special operations by British and US forces.

  • Eglinton

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the RAF in 1940-41, Eighth Air Force lodger units moved in in 1942. The 52nd Fighter Group and 82nd Fighter Group used the airfield, before the Royal Navy moved in and occupied the base until 1959. Partly closed, it was still used by the...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Langley, Slough, Slough, Slough SL3, UK 1941

Built by Hawker.

Assigned Biggin Hill, London SE19 3HY, UK 1941

Assigned to 133 [Eagle] Sqn RAF.

Crashed Eglinton, Londonderry, Derry BT47, UK 23 October 1941

Hit trees near Rasharkin, near Ballymena, Northen Ireland. P/O George Bruce Killed In Flying Accident [KIFA].

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2016 09:17:18 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry Correction.

Date Contributor Update
09 November 2015 10:06:07 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry.

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