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3, 450 & 451 Sqns, RAAF

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Hurricane IIc 
HL983/A,
451 Squadron,  
Idku, Egypt, 
Feb 1943.
 via Mike Mirkovic.

     
A60 Hawker Huricane Image Gallery  3 Sqn, RAAF Hawker Huricane Image Gallery
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(See also A60 Hawker Hurricane)

 
     
 

The RAAF's 3, 450, and 451 Squadrons operated RAF serialled Hurricanes overseas in the North African desert in 1941 and 1942.

 

 

3, 450 & 451 Sqn RAAF Hurricanes

 
RAF Serial Type C/N Aircraft History
P3722 Mk.I ? Served with 3 Sqn.
From 274 Sqn.
Transferred to 274 Sqn.
P3725 Mk.I ? Served with 3 Sqn.
From 33 Sqn.
Transferred to 71OTU.
P3763 Mk.I ? Served with 3 Sqn.
From 33 Sqn.
Destroyed 22APR41 on evacuation El Adem.
P3765 Mk.I ? Served with 3 Sqn.
From 33 Sqn.
Transferred to 71 OTU.
P3818 Mk.I ? Served with 3 Sqn.
From 33 Sqn.
Abandoned in flight 8APR41 near Tobruk.
P3822 Mk.I ? Served with 3 Sqn.
Pamela. FL B R Pelly.
Struck Off 21MAR42.
P3967 Mk.I ? Served with 3 Sqn.
Transferred to 6 Sqn.
P3977 Mk.I ? Served with 3 Sqn.
From 274 Sqn.
MIA 17JUN41.
P3980 Mk.I ? Served with 3 Sqn.
Transferred to 33 Sqn.
P5176 Mk.I ? Served with 3 Sqn.
From 274 Sqn.
FL 7APR41 near Gazala and burnt.
V6367 Mk.I ? Served with 3 Sqn.
From 33 Sqn.
Transferred to 451 Sqn.

Note: the Serial range V5370 to V6529 was allocated to a batch of Bristol Blenheim IV's so this is likely to be an error.
Perhaps it should be V7367?
V7295 Mk.I ? Served with 3 Sqn.
From 6 Sqn.
Transferred to 73 Sqn.
V7299 Mk.I ? Served with 3 Sqn.
Transferred to 73 Sqn.
V7347 Mk.I ? Served with 3 Sqn.
Shot Down 5APR41 near Barce.
V7353 Mk.I ? Served with 451 Sqn.
Mk1 09/41 TAC/R conversion.
Flown into Tobruk under siege by FLt Geoffrey Morey-Mower for local TAC/R use.
Hidden in camouflage revetment near sea.
V7414 Mk.I ? Served with 3 Sqn.
Destroyed on evacuation El Adem.
V7424 Mk.I ? Served with 3 Sqn.
From 73 Sqn.
Lost 23MAY41.
V7484 Mk.I ? Served with 3 Sqn.
From 6 Sqn.
Cr 4MAR41 near Mersa el Brega.
V7492 Mk.I ? Served with 3 Sqn.
From 73 Sqn.
Transferred to 73 Sqn.
V7552 Mk.I ? Served with 3 Sqn.
From 73 Sqn.
Shot Down 19FEB41 by Bf110s Mersa el Brega.
V7557 Mk.I ? Served with 3 Sqn.
Struck Off 22FEB41.
V7558 Mk.I ? Served with 3 Sqn.
From 33 Sqn.
Transferred to out.
V7566 Mk.I ? Served with 3 Sqn.
From 73 Sqn.
Transferred to out.
V7567 Mk.I ? Served with 3 Sqn.
Missing 5APR41.
V7728 Mk.I ? Served with 3 Sqn.
From 73 Sqn.
DBR 14JUL41 in air raid Mersa Matruh.
V7756 Mk.I ? Served with 3 Sqn.
Missing 16JUN41.
V7757 Mk.I ? Served with 3 Sqn.
Transferred to 73 Sqn.
V7758 Mk.I ? Served with 3 Sqn.
Transferred to 136 Sqn.
V7770 Mk.I ? Served with 3 Sqn.
From 73 Sqn.
Transferred to out.
V7772 Mk.I ? Served with 3 Sqn.
From RAF 73 Sqn. FO Alan Rawlinson.
Transferred to RAF 208 Sqn.
V7779 Mk.I ? Served with 451 Sqn.
Mk1, 09/41.

Hurricane Mk.I/trop V7779
451 Squadron, 
Heliopolis, 
Feb., 1942, 
F/Sgt. Wally Gale 
 via Mike Mirkovic.

V7834 Mk.I ? Served with 3 Sqn.
Transferred to 73 Sqn.
V7858 Mk.I ? Served with 3 Sqn.
Missing 28FEB42.
W3355 Mk.I ? Served with 451 Sqn.

Hurricane Mk.Is 
W9155 & W3355.
 451 Squadron, 
Rayak, Lebanon
 c.1942
via Mike Mirkovic.

W9155 Mk.I ? Served with 451 Sqn.

Hurricane Mk.Is 
W9155 & W3355.
 451 Squadron, 
Rayak, Lebanon
 c.1942
via Mike Mirkovic.

W9320 Mk.I ? Served with 3 Sqn.
From 80 Sqn.
Transferred to 74 OTU.
W9355 Mk.I ? Served with 3 Sqn.
From 80 Sqn.
Transferred to 335 Sqn.
Z4036 Mk.I ? Served with 451 Sqn 1942.
Z4162 Mk.I ? Served with 3 Sqn.
Transferred to 208 Sqn.
Z4163 Mk.I ? Served with 3 Sqn.
From 80 Sqn.
Transferred to 213 Sqn.
Z4201 Mk.I ? Served with 3 Sqn.
From 80 Sqn.
Transferred to out.
Z4204 Mk.I ? Served with 3 Sqn.
From 80 Sqn.
Transferred to 74 OTU.
Z4416 Mk.I ? Served with 451 Sqn.

Hurricane Mk.I 
Z4416
 451 Squadron,
 Sidi Aziz, Libya, 
1941
via Mike Mirkovic.

Z4205 Mk.I ? Served with 3 Sqn.
Transferred to 213 Sqn.
Z4641 Mk.I ? Served with 451 Sqn.
Mk1 9/41 named "Olive II".
Z4771 Mk.I ? Served with 451 Sqn.
Mk1 12/41
TAC/R conversion.
Z4795 Mk.II ? Served with 451 Sqn.

Hurricane Mk.I/trop Z4795
451 Squadron, 
Sidi Aziez, 
27th December 1941
Via Mike Mirkovic

Z7000 Mk.I ? Served with 3 Sqn.
From 80 Sqn.
Transferred to 30 Sqn.
AS990 Mk.I ? Served with 3 Sqn.
Transferred to 73 Sqn.
BN114 Mk.IIb ? Served with 451 Sqn 1942.
BN162 Mk.IIb ? Served with 451 Sqn, Coded M.
HL983 Mk.IIc ? Served with 451 Sqn.

Hurricane IIc 
HL983/A,
451 Squadron,  
Idku, Egypt, 
Feb 1943.
 via Mike Mirkovic.

 
 

Hawker Hurricane 
3 Sqn RAAF 
Via Brendan Cowan  Hurricanes
451 Squadron  
Syria 
1942  Hurricane Mk.I/trops
451 Squadron, 
St. Jean, Palestine, c.1942, 
 via Mike Mirkovic.  Line-up of Hurricane IICs being overflown by one of the Typhoon Mk IBs
451 Squadron, 
El Daba, 
Sept 1943, 
via Mike Mirkovic  No. 10 Sqn Indian Air Force Kyaukpyu, Ramree Island, Burma 4-8-1945. 2 RAAF members of 10 Sqn IAF, PO Eric Evans of Newcastle, NSW, and PO WH Cobber Pye of Ultimo, NSW with FO MM Crishna and an unidentified Indian Officer and Hurricane "K for Kangaroo"

 
     

The Author of this page is Darren Crick updated by Brendan Cowan

Source: National Archives, Chris Jamesson, Terence Geary, Bob Livingston, Gordon Birkett, RAAF Status Card, British Military Aircraft Serials 1911-1979 (Bruce Robertson),

Emails: Gordon Birkett, Jason Stagg, Greg Ryan, Martin Edwards, Tristan Masterson.

Updated 20 August 2014

     

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