emblem RAF
RAF No 17 Squadron

Aircrew RAF pilot Bird Wilson Debden England Sep 1940 01

Hawker Hurricane I RAF 17Sqn YBC belly landed 01

Hawker Hurricane I RAF 17Sqn YBC belly landed 02

Hawker Hurricane I RAF 17Sqn YBC taxiing at Debden Jul 1940 IWM HU54517

Hurricane MkI RAF 17Sqn YBC taxiing at Debden Jul 1940 IWM HU54517

Hawker Hurricane Mark Is of No 17 Squadron taxiing at Debden, July 1940. The foreground aircraft with fuselage codes YB-C is that of the CO, Squadron Leader Harold 'Birdy' Bird-Wilson, who was shot down on 24 September flying P3878 YB-W.

Imperial War Museum IWM HU 54517 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205059662

Hawker Hurricane I RAF 17Sqn YBJ N2359 Stevens Debden England 1940 01

Hawker Hurricane I RAF 17Sqn YBJ N2359 Stevens Debden England 1940 0A

Hawker Hurricane I RAF 17Sqn YBJ N2359 Stevens Debden England 1940 0B

Hawker Hurricane I RAF 17Sqn YBL Z5826 01

Hawker Hurricane I RAF 17Sqn YBW Bird Wilson P3978 Debdeb England July 1940 01

Hawker Hurricane I RAF 17Sqn YBW Bird Wilson P3978 Debdeb England July 1940 02

Hawker Hurricane I RAF 17Sqn YBW Bird Wilson P3978 Debdeb England July 1940 03

Hawker Hurricane I RAF 17Sqn YBW Bird Wilson P3978 Debdeb England July 1940 0A

Hawker Hurricane MkI RAF 17Sqn YBW P3878 P/O HAC. Bird-Wilson Debden England Sep 1940

Photo 01: Photographed in July 1940, this view shows the emblem carried on the starboard escape hatch of Hurricane P3878, YB-W of the Debden based 17Sqn. On 24 September while being flown by P/O HAC. Bird-Wilson it was shot down over the Thames Estuary by Adolf Galland to become his 40th victory. P/O Bird-Wilson although burned, was able to parachute to safety and was admitted to the Royal Naval Hospital at Chatham.

Hawker Hurricane I RAF 17Sqn YBY P3978 Debden England 11th Apr 1941 01

Hawker Hurricane I Trop RAF 17Sqn YBD n YBF at Debden July 1940 IWM HU54414

Hawker Hurricane MkI Trop RAF 17Sqn YBD at Debden July 1940 IWM HU54414

Hawker Hurricanes of No. 17 Squadron on the ground at Debden, while another comes in to land, July 1940.

Imperial War Museum IWM HU 54414 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205059818

Hawker Hurricane RAF 17Sqn YBW P3878 Bird Wilson Debden England Sep 1940 01

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  COD skin by Kristorf - Hawker Hurricane MkI RAF 17Sqn YB-J N2359 Debden England Sep 1940
  COD skin by Kristorf - Hurricane MkI RAF 17Sqn YB-J N2359 Debden England Sep 1940 V0A
  COD skin by Kristorf - Hurricane MkI RAF 17Sqn YB-W P3878 P/O HAC. Bird-Wilson Debden England Sep 1940
  COD skin by Kristorf - Hurricane MkI RAF 17Sqn YB-W P3878 P/O HAC. Bird-Wilson Debden England Sep 1940 V0A

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    Magazine References: +

  • Airfix Magazines (English) - http://www.airfix.com/
  • Avions (French) - http://www.aerostories.org/~aerobiblio/rubrique10.html
  • FlyPast (English) - http://www.flypast.com/
  • Flugzeug Publikations GmbH (German) - http://vdmedien.com/flugzeug-publikations-gmbh-hersteller_verlag-vdm-heinz-nickel-33.html
  • Flugzeug Classic (German) - http://www.flugzeugclassic.de/
  • Klassiker (German) - http://shop.flugrevue.de/abo/klassiker-der-luftfahrt
  • Le Fana de L'Aviation (French) - http://boutique.editions-lariviere.fr/site/abonnement-le-fana-de-l-aviation-626-4-6.html
  • Le Fana de L'Aviation (French) - http://www.pdfmagazines.org/tags/Le+Fana+De+L+Aviation/
  • Osprey (English) - http://www.ospreypublishing.com/
  • Revi Magazines (Czech) - http://www.revi.cz/

    Web References: +

  • History of RAF Organisation: http://www.rafweb.org
  • Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/

 

This webpage was updated 6th June 2021

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