crashed Hurricane in Norway 1940 ?

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Recently I bought an Photoalbum of the Kriegsmarine. Among the Photos I found the only one with an airplane and that is a Hurricane, crashed somewhere in Norway. On the back: abgeschossener Jäger, Mai 1940, Norwegen. The codenumber must be: PO + T. The plane is heavely damaged on its right flank, it seems the landinggear didn't function very well. Who can tell me something about this plane. Thanks, Johan Herman
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RE: crashed Hurricane in Norway 1940 ? Hello Herman. The Hurricane was from No.46 Squadron. The Squadron sailed from Scapa Flow naval base in Scotland on HMS Gloroius on 9 May 1940 and arrived at Skaanland on 26 May. It moved to Bardufoss on the 27th and started operations. Two aircraft were lost on the 29th, L1816 which was shot down by a JU-88, and L1988 which went missing near Harstad on the same day. The Hurricane in the photo was one of these. The remainder of the Squadron was flown back onto HMS Glorious, and landed on safely without arrestor hooks! Unfortunately Glorious was sunk by a torpedo on the 10 June and all 8 Hurricanes were lost. Their Serial numbers were: L1793,L18O4,L1805,L1806,L1815,L1853,L1961,L1980. Hope this answers your question.

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RE: crashed Hurricane in Norway 1940 ? Hello Keithmac, Thank you very much for you information. I am a collector of the German Kriegsmarine and sometimes I find a photograph of a, to me unknown, plane. The problem is, I don't have the right books for this kind of research. So I put my questions on this forum. So, I hope, I am not the only one who can learn from this information. Regards from Holland, Johanherman.