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Hawker Hurricane Mk II Z3267 built at Hawkers, assigned to 71 Eagle Sqn RAF. Bf109F 1/2 destroyed. Merville. Pilot P/O William R Dunn. 6-Jul-41. Bf109E destroyed. Mardyck. Pilot P/O William R Dunn. 9-Aug-41.



  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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 1940

Built at Hawkers.

Delivered England, UK 1940

Delivered to RAF.

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

Assigned to 71 Eagle Sqn RAF.

E/A Probable 1/2 Merville, France 6 July 1941

Bf109F 1/2 probable claimed. Merville. Pilot P/O William R Dunn. 6-Jul-41.

E/A Destroyed Mardyck, France 9 August 1941

Bf109E destroyed. Mardyck. Pilot P/O William R Dunn. 9-Aug-41.


Date Contributor Update
28 January 2016 10:59:41 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations

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