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Narrative:Hawker Hurricane Mk.I N2528 (YB-H) 17 Squadron, RAF: Written off (presumed destroyed) when lost (failed to return) from combat air operations over the Dunkirk-Calais area of the Pas de Calais. Pilot killed. According to the official Air Ministry file on the incident (File AIR 81/585): "Hurricane N2528 failed to return from an operational flight over Calais, France, 26 May 1940. Sergeant W T Jones: missing presumed dead"
Hawker Hurricane Mk 1
|Owner/operator:||17 Squadron Royal Air Force (17 Sqn RAF)|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1|
|Aircraft damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||near Calais, Pas De Calais -
|Departure airport:||RAF Hawkinge, Folkestone, Kent|
Took off from RAF Hawkinge, Folkestone, Kent, for a combat air patrol in the Dunkirk-Calais area. Believed shot down In combat with Do 17's and BF-110's over the Calais area.
Crew of Hurricane N2528:
Flight Sergeant William Thomas Jones, RAF 590275, age 27, posted 26/05/1940, as missing presumed killed
As no trace of the Hurricane or its pilot was ever found, he is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.
1. Royal Air Force Aircraft N1000-N9999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1977 p 13)
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/585: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C14502223
4. Norman L.R. Franks, Fighter Command Losses, Vol 1, 1939-1941, Second edition, Midland, 2008
||Dr. John Smith
||Dr. John Smith