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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 228831
Last updated: 15 June 2020
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Date:01-JUN-1940
Time:morning
Type:Silhouette image of generic HURI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Hurricane Mk I
Owner/operator:245 (Northern Rhodesia) Squadron Royal Air Force (245 (Northern Rhodesia) Sqn RAF)
Registration: N2658
C/n / msn: DX-E
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea, off Dunkerque, Pas de Calais, Haut de France -   France
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Hawkinge, Kent
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Hawker Hurricane Mk.I N2658 (DX-E): Written off (destroyed) when lost (Failed To Return) for a combat air patrol over Dunkirk, France. Pilot killed. According to the official Air Ministry file into the incident (file AIR 81/760): "Hurricane N2658 failed to return from air operations over Dunkirk, France, 1 June 1940.Pilot Officer A L Treanor: missing, presumed dead"

Crew of Hurricane N6258:
Pilot Officer Alan Lancelot Treanor, RAF 41965, age 19, posted 01/06/1940, as missing in action, presumed killed.

As no trace of Hurricane N2658 or its pilot was ever found, he is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft N1000-N9999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1977)
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/760: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C14502369
3. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1808998/treanor,-alan-lancelot/
4. http://www.epibreren.com/ww2/raf/245_squadron.html#0106
5. http://www.dungannonwardead.com/person.asp?casualtyid=837
6. http://ww2talk.com/index.php?threads/down-high-school-ww2.55831/#post-650572


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Sep-2019 18:12 Dr. John Smith Added
09-Sep-2019 18:13 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
17-Sep-2019 20:02 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
27-Nov-2019 10:54 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Narrative, Operator]

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