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Hawker Hurricane Mk II Z3458 built at Hawkers, assigned to 71 Eagle Sqn RAF, shipped to Murmansk, assigned to 78th IAP Northern Fleet Air Force, 'white 80' Vaenga.



  • 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...


  • 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 1941

Built at Hawkers.

Delivered England, UK 1941

Delivered to RAF.

Assigned Martlesham Heath, Martlesham, Suffolk, UK May 1941

Assigned to 71 Eagle Sqn RAF.

Loaded aboard Merseyside, UK April 1943

Loaded aboard merchantman bound for Murmansk.

Shipped overseas Murmansk, Murmansk Oblast, Russia May 1943

Shipped to Murmansk.

Assigned Vaenga, Zheleznodorozhnaya ul., 1, Severomorsk, Murmanskaya oblast', Russia, 184600 June 1943

Assigned to 78th IAP Northern Fleet Air Force


Date Contributor Update
28 January 2016 11:38:35 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations and place associations

Soviet Hurricane Aces of World War 2 By Yuriy Rybin.