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F. Surma - Aircrew Details - Aviation Directory

F. Surma


Name : F. Surma
Service Number : 76713

Pilot Officer F.Surma from Poland flew Hurricane's with No 151 Squadron, No 607 Squadron & No 257 Squadrons during the Battle of Britain. Pilot Officer F.Surma was with No 257 Squadron when he baled out of his Hurricane I (P3893) safely on the 29th of October 1940 over Bobbingworth, Essex. F.Surma was shot down and killed over Dunkirk on November 8th 1941 in a Spitfire Vb (AB930) of No 308 Squadron whilst on Circus 110.

Known Service Details :

Squadron

Rank

Start of Service

End of Service

Known Dates

Aircraft

Airframes

Notes

No.607 Sqn RAF

unknown

unknown

No.151 Sqn RAF

unknown

unknown

No.257 Sqn RAF

Pilot Officer

unknown

unknown

29th October 1940

Hurricane

P3893




Squadrons :
No.257 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
F. Surma
Historical Notes :
29-10-1940 - Hurricane flown by Pilot Officer F.Surma was shot down following combat over Bobbingworth, Essex. Pilot Surma baled out safely.
Squadrons :
No.308 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
F. Surma

Known Individual Aircraft :

Type

Serial

Codes

First Flew

Squadron History

Aircrew History

History Notes

Engine

Factory

Hurricane I

P3893

-

details

details

details

Spitfire Vb

AB930

-

details

details

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory




Aircraft for : F. Surma
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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.

Spitfire



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Manufacturer : Supermarine
Production Began : 1936
Retired : 1948
Number Built : 20351

Spitfire

Royal Air Force fighter aircraft, maximum speed for mark I Supermarine Spitfire, 362mph up to The Seafire 47 with a top speed of 452mph. maximum ceiling for Mk I 34,000feet up to 44,500 for the mark XIV. Maximum range for MK I 575 miles . up to 1475 miles for the Seafire 47. Armament for the various Marks of Spitfire. for MK I, and II . eight fixed .303 browning Machine guns, for MKs V-IX and XVI two 20mm Hispano cannons and four .303 browning machine guns. and on later Marks, six to eight Rockets under the wings or a maximum bomb load of 1,000 lbs. Designed by R J Mitchell, The proto type Spitfire first flew on the 5th March 1936. and entered service with the Royal Air Force in August 1938, with 19 squadron based and RAF Duxford. by the outbreak of World war two, there were twelve squadrons with a total of 187 spitfires, with another 83 in store. Between 1939 and 1945, a large variety of modifications and developments produced a variety of MK,s from I to XVI. The mark II came into service in late 1940, and in March 1941, the Mk,V came into service. To counter the Improvements in fighters of the Luftwaffe especially the FW190, the MK,XII was introduced with its Griffin engine. The Fleet Air Arm used the Mk,I and II and were named Seafires. By the end of production in 1948 a total of 20,351 spitfires had been made and 2408 Seafires. The most produced variant was the Spitfire Mark V, with a total of 6479 spitfires produced. The Royal Air Force kept Spitfires in front line use until April 1954.



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No.151 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 12th June 1918
Fate : Disbanded September 1992

Foy pour devoir - Fidelity unto duty

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No.151 Sqn RAF

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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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No.607 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 16th March 1930
Fate : Disbanded 10th March 1957
County of Durham (Auxiliary)

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No.607 Sqn RAF

Full profile not yet available.




Last edited : 11:59, May 1, 2013
Last editor : DataStream

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