Incident Hawker Hurricane Mk I L1619,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 89529
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Date:Friday 10 November 1939
Type:Silhouette image of generic HURI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hawker Hurricane Mk I
Owner/operator:87 Sqn RAF
Registration: L1619
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Mouscron, Aalbeke, West Flanders -   Belgium
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Lille/Seclin Airbase, France
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
On 10 November 1939, Pilot Officer Horatio James Rennie Dunn (Service Number 33411) of 87 Squadron (in Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 L1619 "LK-P") chased a Luftwaffe reconnaissance aircraft, but followed it too far and ran out of fuel; he was obliged to force-land in the Mouscron, Aalbeke (a village in the Belgian province of West Flanders) area, slightly damaging the plane, where he (and his aircraft) were interned.

He had in fact inflicted severe damage on his quarry, a Do 17P of 4(F)/121. During its return flight to Stuttgart it crashed on the Stuttgart-Ulm autobahn near Echterdingen, Oblt Horst Martinkowitz and his crew all being killed

P/O Horatio Dunn was apprehended and imprisoned near Antwerp, escaping on the 24th November 1939 & returning to his base. He would be killed in Yorkshire on June 1st, 1940 after a scramble from RAF Church Fenton in Yorkshire


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-L9999 (James J Halley, Air Britain 1978 p 11)
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/44:

Revision history:

25-Jan-2011 14:47 ThW Added
26-Jan-2011 02:20 penguin832 Updated [Date, Registration, Source, Narrative]
03-Jan-2012 14:12 Nepa Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
09-Aug-2013 01:06 JINX Updated [Operator, Narrative]
01-May-2015 14:18 Quentin Updated [Operator, Narrative]
23-Apr-2019 23:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Jun-2019 23:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]

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