Accident Hawker Hurricane Mk 1 L1947,
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Date:Tuesday 30 April 1940
Time:night
Type:Silhouette image of generic HURI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hawker Hurricane Mk 1
Owner/operator:504 (County of Nottingham) Sqn RAF
Registration: L1947
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Grounds of Ditchington House, Bungay, Suffolk, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Martlesham Heath, Suffolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Hurricane L1947; lost on combat operations when crashed into the grounds of Ditchington House, Bungay, Suffolk, on return from patrolling the coast between Southwold and Aldeburgh, 30/04/1940.
Crew:
S/Ldr (90059) Rupert Hartley-Watson (Pilot) RAF - killed;

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-L9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1978 p 14)
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/183: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C14142008
3. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2811871/hartley-watson,-rupert/
4. http://aircrewremembered.com/hartley-watson-rupert.html
5. https://www.flickr.com/photos/sherborneschoolarchives/9412190663
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ditchingham_Hall

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Jun-2019 23:25 Dr. John Smith Added
12-Jun-2019 12:53 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
12-Apr-2024 09:29 Nepa Updated [Location, Departure airport, Narrative, Operator]

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