Accident Hawker Hurricane Mk 1 N2385,
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Date:Friday 22 December 1939
Time:15:05 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic HURI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hawker Hurricane Mk 1
Owner/operator:73 Sqn RAF
Registration: N2385
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near Hombourg-Budange, NE of Metz, Moselle 57 -   France
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:Rouvres, France
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 N2385 of 73 Squadron, RAF: Destroyed in combat operations 22 December 1939. Reported as one of two 73 Squadron Hurricanes (the other was L1967) that were shot down north east of Metz, Moselle, France by Bf 109 of Hptmn Hans Von Hahn of 8./JG 53 at 15:05 hours. The shooting down of Hurricane N2385 was the first of Hans Von Hahn's 34 victories in air to air combat.

Crew of Hurricane N2385: Sgt John Winn (Pilot, Service Number 566407) - killed in action

Hurricane N2385 came down near Hombourg-Budange (German: Homburg-Bidingen, Lorraine Franconian: Homréch-Biddéngen) a commune in the Moselle department in Grand Est in north-eastern France at approximate Coordinates: 49°17′49″N 6°20′47″E


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999 (James J Halley, Air Britain)
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/77:

Revision history:

05-Jun-2019 16:40 Dr. John Smith Added
08-Jun-2019 10:37 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
03-Jul-2022 01:51 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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