Accident Hawker Hurricane Mk 1 L1671,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 136730
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Date:Saturday 2 March 1940
Time:12:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic HURI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hawker Hurricane Mk 1
Owner/operator:1 Sqn RAF
Registration: L1671
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Fénétrange, south of Sarre-Union, Moselle department, Grand Est -   France
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Vassincourt, France
Destination airport:
Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 L1671 (JX-P) of 1 Squadron, RAF: Took off from Vassincourt, France at 10:45. Operation: Intercept. Engine damaged by return fire from Do 17P of 4.(F)/11 Luftwaffe, engaged in combat over Metz. Crashed attempting forced-landing at Fénétrange, south of Sarre-Union, Moselle department, Grand Est, France at around 12:00. Pilot killed.

Pilot Officer (Pilot) John S. Mitchell, RAF 41607 (NZ), 1 Sqn., age 21, 02/03/1940, buried at Chambieres French National Cemetery, Metz, France


1. Peter D. Cornwell, The Battle of France, Then and Now, 2008
2. Norman L.R. Franks, Fighter Command Losses, Vol 1, 1939-1941, Second edition, Midland, 2008;
3. Fighter Command Air Combat Claims 1939-1945
5. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/98:

Revision history:

22-Jun-2011 13:48 ThW Added
04-Jan-2012 12:20 Nepa Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
06-Jan-2012 08:56 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
06-Jun-2019 16:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Jun-2019 10:43 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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