Accident Hawker Hurricane Mk 1 N2528, 26 May 1940
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Type:Silhouette image of generic HURI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hawker Hurricane Mk 1
Owner/operator:17 Squadron Royal Air Force (17 Sqn RAF)
Registration: N2528
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Calais, Pas De Calais -   France
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Hawkinge, Folkestone, Kent
Destination airport:
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"

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:
4. Norman L.R. Franks, Fighter Command Losses, Vol 1, 1939-1941, Second edition, Midland, 2008

Revision history:

17-Aug-2019 20:28 Dr. John Smith Added
17-Aug-2019 20:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
19-Aug-2019 17:59 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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