Accident Hawker Hurricane Mk I N2556,
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Date:Saturday 11 May 1940
Time:15:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic HURI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hawker Hurricane Mk I
Owner/operator:17 Sqn RAF
Registration: N2556
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Dike View Farm, West Biesakkersweg, Numansdorp, Zuid-Holland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Martlesham Heath, Ipswich, Suffolk
Destination airport:
Hawker Hurricane N2556 (YB-I) 17 Squadron, RAF: Lost on combat operations - officially described as "Acting Flight Lieutenant M S Donne: report of death; Hurricane N2556 failed to return from an operational flight over The Hague, The Netherlands, 11 May 1940". Shot down during patrol in combat with Bf 109s of JG 51 at Dike View Farm, West Biesakkerweg, Numansdorp, Zuid-Holland near Rotterdam, Netherlands. Pilot killed

Crew: Flight Lt (33186) Michael Stephen DONNE (pilot) RAF - Killed in action; buried at Numansdorp Protestant Cemetery, Zuid Holland, Netherlands

17 Squadron lost 5 Hurricanes in a few minutes, all by JG 51 who claimed 5 Hurricanes in combat over Doordrecht.


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999 (James J Halley, Air Britain)
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/254:
3. Norman L.R. Franks, Fighter Command Losses, Vol 1, 1939-1941, Second edition, Midland, 2008
7. Photo of wreckage:

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
26-Feb-2010 09:45 penguin832 Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Phase, Narrative]
29-Jun-2011 00:02 ThW Updated [Time, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Jan-2012 13:42 Nepa Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Source, Narrative]
09-Aug-2013 00:27 JINX Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
09-May-2015 08:18 Angel dot comma Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
30-Sep-2015 05:44 sandman56 Updated [Narrative]
19-Jun-2019 23:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Jun-2019 23:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
17-Mar-2020 15:15 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location]

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