RCAF, No. 1 Squadron Hurricanes

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RCAF, No. 1 Squadron Hurricanes

Post by georgetanksherman » Mon May 06, 2019 4:20 am

Looking for possible further info on 3 Hurricanes assigned to RCAF No.1 Squadron that were lost during the Battle of Britain.

Hurricane, P3068, September 1, 1940 - Aircraft crash landed at Northolt

Hurricane, V6749, September 25, 1940 - Aircraft force landed at Cockham

Hurricane, P3674, September 27, 1940 - Aircraft missing

I have found info stating that these 3 aircraft "At the time" where with RCAF No. 1 Squadron, but can not find any info on the pilots or what happened exactly to the aircraft. any help, if available would truly be appreciated !

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Re: RCAF, No. 1 Squadron Hurricanes

Post by BFBSM » Mon May 06, 2019 7:39 am

From “The Battle of Britain Then and Now” p.404:
Hurricane P3068. Returned to base with severe damage to tail unit following an attack on Do215s and Bf110s over Maidstone area 2.30p.m. Pilot Officer E.W.B. Beardmore unhurt. Aircraft damaged but repairable.

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Post by BFBSM » Mon May 06, 2019 7:42 am

From “The Battle of Britain Then and Now” p.466:
Hurricane V6749. Forced-landed near Cookham during routine patrol 12.10p.m. Cause not stated. Flying Officer R.W. Norris unhurt. Aircraft damaged but repairable.

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Re: RCAF, No. 1 Squadron Hurricanes

Post by BFBSM » Mon May 06, 2019 7:44 am

From “The Battle of Britain Then and Now” p.468:
Hurricane P3647. Shot down at Hever during combat with Ju88s and Bf110s over north Kent 9.15a.m.Flying Officer O.J. Peterson killed. Aircraft a write-off.

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Re: RCAF, No. 1 Squadron Hurricanes

Post by georgetanksherman » Mon May 06, 2019 11:19 am

That is awesome BFBSM, really appreciate the info on these three aircraft and pilots.

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FO Otto John Peterson

Post by BFBSM » Mon May 06, 2019 2:58 pm

Record from LAC:
Surname: PETERSON
Given Name(s): OTTO JOHN
Age: 24
Date of Birth: 1915-03-14
Date of Death: 1940-09-27
Rank: Flying Officer
Unit: Royal Canadian Air Force
Force: Air
Service Number: C900
Reference: RG 24
Volume: 28414
Extra Information: Son of Peter and Magdalene Peterson; husband of Helen Marian Peterson, of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; B.A. (University of Saskatchewan).
Item Number: 28254

http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/m ... mber=28254&

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