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Old 31st May 2007, 11:57
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Hurricane P2577 Lost May 1940 France

On the Flypast forum their is an interesting posting re: a picture on the German Ebay of a Hurricane in France in 1940

The picture can be found here:

http://cgi.ebay.de/Englisches-Jagd-F...QQcmdZViewItem

It shows a Hurricane coded NV-K - And the serial (by elimination is P2577) . According to Air Britian Serials this was with 615 Sqn and according to Franks FCL and Twelve Days in May this was lost on May 16th P/O Brian B Toung wounded of 615 Sqn wounded

See: http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/showthread.php?t=1420

Note: The other possibity "P3577" was lost in the Thames estuary on Sept. 15 1940

The problem I have is NV was 79 Sqn Code and not 615 Sqn. Now it is possible that 615 Sqn (who were converting from Gladiators to Hurricanes in France early May 1940) obtained their machines from 79 Sqn. But 79 Sqn were also sent to France in May 1940.

So the issue is:
a) Is the aircraft shown P2577 ?
b) Why is it coded NV-K if it is P2577
c) If it is a 615 Sqn Machine was it borrowed from 79 Sqn
d) Does this show the aircraft Toung was wounded in on May 16th 1940 P2577. The aircraft does show evidence of damage.

Thanks

Paul

PS Original Flypast discussion is here:

http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/showthread.php?t=70864
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Old 31st May 2007, 13:08
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Re: Hurricane P2577 Lost May 1940 France

The aircraft in question is probably P2537 'Lost in France 1940' by No. 79 Squadron. Thus the answers to your questions are a) No, b) N/A, c) N/A, and d) No. Cull & Franks would both have us believe this was P/O Appleton's aircraft lost on May 14, 1940, but I doubt this even without the evidence of the photograph.
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Old 31st May 2007, 15:10
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Re: Hurricane P2577 Lost May 1940 France

Peter

Thanks - Now you mention P2537, I have zoomed in to picture and I think I can see the beginings of a 3 instead of a 7 for the 4 digit...

So it makes more sence now1

Paul
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judge by the props there are not bent." and the wheels tyres are not on ,lookslike it was left,,and stripped and again .by advance german army,etc.......
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Re: Hurricane P2577 Lost May 1940 France

Hi,

Is this the aircraft in question (P2537) ?


http://www.ebay.de/itm/orig-Foto-Kam...item2a19c40266

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Old 22nd February 2012, 13:16
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Re: Hurricane P2577 Lost May 1940 France

Luc

Maybe I can't find a copy of the original photo has anyone else got it?

But looking very likey!

Paul
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Re: Hurricane P2577 Lost May 1940 France

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Re: Hurricane P2577 Lost May 1940 France

Hi all,

can you please share with me these old e-bay photo of this plane?

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