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No 71 (Eagle) Sqn Hawker Hurricane Mk I XR-A Z3781 personal A/C of Fl Lt George A Brown, whilst commander of A flight, at dispersal hooked up in preparation with the trolley ack and with parachute left at hand for a fast scramble on the tail plane.
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.
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.

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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

  • George Brown

    Military | Wing Commander | Pilot / flight commander
    Sq Ldr George Alfred Brown DFC: ...

  • 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...

Aircraft

  • 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. ...

Locations

  • 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...

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Date Contributor Update
23 February 2016 21:12:38 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations, person associations and place associations
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Date Contributor Update
28 July 2015 18:32:14 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and place associations
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