Accident Hawker Hurricane Mk 1 L1799,
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Date:Tuesday 2 April 1940
Type:Silhouette image of generic HURI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hawker Hurricane Mk 1
Owner/operator:151 Sqn RAF
Registration: L1799
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:North Sea, off Coast of Suffolk, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Martlesham Heath, Ipswich, Suffolk
Destination airport:
Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 L1799 (DZ-X) of 151 Squadron, RAF, Martlesham Heath, Ipswich, Suffolk: Written off (destroyed) 2 April 1940 when "failed to return from convoy patrol over the North Sea, 2 April 1940". Aircraft dived into the sea off the coast of Suffolk. Pilot killed (probably drowned)
P/O (42493) Henry Coxon Ferguson FENTON (pilot) RAF - missing presumed dead".

As no trace of the Hurricane or its pilot was ever found, P/O Fenton is Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-L9999 (James J .Halley, Air Britain, 1978 p 13)
2. CWGC; Norman L.R. Franks, RAF Fighter Command losses: Volume 1, 1939-1941, Midland Publishing Limited, 2nd edition, 2008
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/110:

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
25 May 1940 P3323 151 Sqn RAF 1 12 miles SW of Ostend, West Flanders w/o
Mid-air collision

Revision history:

07-Jun-2019 15:40 Dr. John Smith Added
08-Jun-2019 09:43 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
08-Sep-2020 08:51 db Updated [Location, Narrative, Operator]

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