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Hawker Hurricane Z? XR-*. Assigned to 71 Eagle Sqn RAF. Bf109 Destroyed, Lille Ouest. 2-7-41. Pilot F/O Gregory Augustus Daymond.



  • No 71 'Eagle' Squadron

    No 71 'Eagle' 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...


  • Gregory Daymond

    Military | Major | Squadron Commander | 4th Fighter Group
    Born in Great Falls, Montana, in November 1920, Gregory soon became known as Gus, from his middle name Augustus. He grew up in California, and upon graduating from high school he worked in the motion picture industry in various positions. He took...


  • 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...


Event Location Date
Manufactured Langley, Slough, Slough, Slough SL3, UK October 1940

Built at Hawker.

Delivered England, UK November 1940

Delivered to RAF.

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

Assigned to 71 Eagle Sqn RAF.

E/A Destroyed Lille, France 2 July 1941

Bf109 Destroyed Lille Ouest. 2-7-41. Pilot F/O Gregory Augustus Daymond.


Date Contributor Update
23 February 2016 22:51:16 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and place associations

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24 January 2016 23:12:58 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, description and events

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22 January 2016 15:50:48 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations