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Old 27th April 2005, 09:02
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3. Sq SAAF Hurricane lost on 15 March 1941 in East Africa

3. Sq SAAF Hurricane lost on 15 March 1941 in East Africa

During strafing on Italina airfield in Diredawa on 15 March 1941, 3. Squadron SAAF lost tow Hurricane MK I Trop. One shot down and second force landed and captured by Italians.

"Capt Frost Hurricane’s was also hit and he force-landed on the satellite strip K92. Seeing his friend in trouble, Lt R.H. Kershaw landed alongside Frost’s Hurricane. Although the pilots attempted to destroy Frost’s Hurricane to prevent it from falling in Italian hands, they failed in this effort. Eventually they took off in one Hurricane, leaving the damaged airplane behind. "

I wonder what was the code and serial number of this plane, may someone can add this missing data
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Old 27th April 2005, 10:26
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Re: 3. Sq SAAF Hurricane lost on 15 March 1941 in East Africa

SAAF Serial: 280

Sqn Code: W

RAF Serial

Unit: 3 Sqn

Fate: Lost 15th March 1941. Shot down by ground fire and force landed on Diredawa airfield. Capt JE Frost rescued by Lt RH Kershaw in 284


Sorry I do not know RAF Serial - But if anyone does, please post it!

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