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H. R. A. Beresford - Aircrew Details - Aviation Directory

H. R. A. Beresford


Name : H. R. A. Beresford
Died : 7th September 1940
Service Number : 37150

Flight Lieutenant Hugh R.A.Beresford of No 257 Squadron was shot down and killed over the Thames Estuary on 7th of September 1940 in His Hurricane I (P3049). His body was later found and recovered in 1979.

Known Service Details :

Squadron

Rank

Start of Service

End of Service

Known Dates

Aircraft

Airframes

Notes

No.257 Sqn RAF

Pilot Officer

unknown

7th September 1940

Hurricane

P3049

Killed in Action




Squadrons :
No.257 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
H. R. A. Beresford
Historical Notes :
07-09-1940 - Hurricane flown by Flight Lieutenant Hugh R.A.Beresford was shot down over the Thames Estuary, pilot Bereseford was killed.

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Type

Serial

Codes

First Flew

Squadron History

Aircrew History

History Notes

Engine

Factory

Hurricane I

P3049

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Aircraft for : H. R. A. Beresford
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Hurricane



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Manufacturer : Hawker
Production Began : 1936
Number Built : 14533

Hurricane

Royal Air Force Fighter, the Hawker Hurricane had a top speed of 320mph, at 18,200 feet and 340mph at 17,500, ceiling of 34,200 and a range of 935 miles. The Hurricane was armed with eight fixed wing mounted .303 browning machine guns in the Mark I and twelve .303 browning's in the MKIIB in the Hurricane MKIIC it had four 20mm cannon. All time classic fighter the Hurricane was designed in 1933-1934, the first prototype flew in June 1936 and a contract for 600 for the Royal Air Force was placed. The first production model flew ion the 12th October 1937 and 111 squadron of the Royal Air Force received the first Hurricanes in January 1938. By the outbreak of World war two the Royal Air Force had 18 operational squadrons of Hurricanes. During the Battle of Britain a total of 1715 Hurricanes took part, (which was more than the rest of the aircraft of the Royal air force put together) and almost 75% of the Victories during the Battle of Britain went to hurricane pilots. The Hawker Hurricane was used in all theatres during World war two, and in many roles. in total 14,533 Hurricanes were built.



Squadrons for : H. R. A. Beresford
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No.257 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 18th August 1918
Fate : Disbanded 31st December 1963
Burma

Thay myay gyee shin shwe hti - Death or glory

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No.257 Sqn RAF

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Last edited : 13:44, April 3, 2013
Last editor : DataStream

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