Accident Hawker Hurricane Mk 1 L1967,
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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: L1967
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near Altroff, Bettelainville, 2 km 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 L1967 of 73 Squadron, RAF: Destroyed in combat operations 22 December 1939. Reported as one of two 73 Squadron Hurricanes (the other was N2385) that were shot down north east of Metz, Moselle, France in air to air combat with a Bf 109 of 3./JG.53 piloted by Werner Molders at 15:05 hours. It was claimed as his 27th (out of a total of 116) victory in air to air combat

Crew of Hurricane L1967: Sgt Reginald Mark Perry (Pilot, Service Number 517007) - killed in action; buried Chambieres French National Cemetery, Metz, France.

Hurricane L1967 came down near Altroff, 2 km north east of Metz, Moselle, Grand Est, France. Altroff is a village and former municipality of Moselle attached to Bettelainville, at approximate co ordinates 49°14'52" North, 6°19'32" East. Note that Hurricanes L1967 and N2385 (both of 73 Squadron) were both shot down within minutes of each other in the area north east of Metz, hence published sources differ as to which Luftwaffe pilot shot down which Hurricane. However, the above version of events is based on the official Air Ministry records.


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-L9999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1978 p 14)
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/78:

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
15 May 1940 P3278 73 Sqn RAF 0 West of Vouzières, Ardennes w/o
2 June 1940 P2700 73 Sqn RAF 1 North east of Proviseux-et-Plesnoy, 20 km North of Reims w/o
13 June 1940 P2803 73 Sqn RAF 1 Chateau-Renault, near Ruaudin, SE of Le Mans, Sarthe w/o

Revision history:

05-Jun-2019 17:08 Dr. John Smith Added
08-Jun-2019 10:38 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
03-Jul-2022 01:52 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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