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Hawker Hurricane IIc RAF 253Sqn at Jemappes Algeria IWM CNA3969

Hawker Hurricane MkIIc RAF 253Sqn at Jemappes Algeria IWM CNA3969

Hawker Hurricane Mark IICs of No. 253 Squadron RAF dispersed by a light anti-aircraft gun position, (consisting of twin .303 Browning machine guns), and its crew, at Jemappes, Algeria. The squadron arrived in Algeria on 13 November 1942 and provided air cover for the 1st Army and its supply lines for the remainder of the North African campaign. In June 1943 it moved over to Sicily and the following October transferred to Italy

Imperial War Museum IWM CNA 3969 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205209492

Hurricane IIb RCAF 253Sqn SWS Z3971 lined up at Hibaldstow Lincolnshire 1942 IWM CH4391

Hurricane MkIIb RCAF 253Sqn SWS Z3971 lined up at Hibaldstow Lincolnshire 1942 IWM CH4391

Hurricane Mark IIB night fighters, (Z3971 SW-S Samasthans II nearest), of No. 253 Squadron RAF, lined up at Hibaldstow, Lincolnshire.

Imperial War Museum IWM CH 4391 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205126915

Hurricane I RAF 253Sqn SWA L2020 crash landing England 1st May 1940 01

Profile 01: Hurricane MkI RAF 253Sqn SW-A L2020 crash landing England 1st May 1940. Note no tail fin marking.

Source: Robert Gretzyngier - Hawker Hurricane 1939-1945 Warszawa 1999 Wydawnictwo Militaria 79 AJ Press ISBN 83-7219-033-X

IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover - COD/CLOD skins
 

    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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