Incident Hawker Typhoon Mk IB MN581, 28 Feb 1945
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Type:Silhouette image of generic typh model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hawker Typhoon Mk IB
Owner/operator:440 (City of Ottawa) Sqn RCAF
Registration: MN581
MSN: I8-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:West of Wesel -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:B-78 Eindhoven NL
Destination airport:
Hit in port wing just outside of bomb rack by very accurate (radar directed) light flak through 10/10 cloud cover. Pilot jettisoned bombs and returned to base for an emergency landing.
Pilot was J41885 F/O Robert McLaurin Gray (RCAF), he was uninjured.


440 Squadron RCAF records and flight logs. (Archives Canada & DND)

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13-Jan-2021 19:12 tachel Added

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