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1 hour ago, cybershed said:

Has anyone seen any pics of Hawker Hurricanes with D-Day invasion stripes on them?

 

Any links welcome.

a few, RAF ones in 2nd line duties, like the Air Dispatch service, which is the one Trevor linked.

 

RAF Hurricane Mk IIC LF380 FI-D of No 83 OTU with D -Day Fuselage Stripes on the ground at Peplow 

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stripes  not on wing interestingly.....

 

I think this is another Air Dispatch

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name in front of cockpit is of note,  I'm guessing this is MW367 from the last two digits visible

also

https://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?25046-D-Day-Hurricanes-invasion-stripes

 

and

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/43127-hawker-hurricane-and-d-day/

 

The white Sea Hurricanes on HMS Nairana had D-Day stripes too.

 

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234967709-white-sea-hurricanes-with-d-day-stripes-again/

 

I knew this was 'out there'  but got the link and pics by searching "Hurricane d-day stripes" BTW.

 

 Note,  this more likely have been better posted in the WW2 section.

 

HTH

T

googled Hurricane MW367

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That's an aircraft of 1697 Flight alias the Air Despatch Letter Service, one of whose aircraft (Hurricane MW340) was the first Allied aircraft to land in France on D-Day (Strip B-3 Ste Croix-sur-Mer) and then return.  The unit's aircraft carried armament (but no ammunition) and 90 gall overload tanks, with the starboard one sometimes being used for mail carriage.

 

Other Hurricanes operated by 1697 Flt were LF770, LF773, LF774, MW335, MW336, MW338, MW339, MW340, MW359, MW360, MW367, PG546. 

 

MW367 was a Hurricane IIc, coded B and carried the name "Jessie" in script just forward of the port windscreen (Troy's 2nd photo).  Bowyer identifies the aircraft in Troy's 3rd photo as aircraft F (top just visible) but gives no serial.  NB it has a white starboard tank which the other one does not. 

 

Squadron code was DR.  Revell provided 1/72 markings for one of these aircraft (DR-L, IIRC) in a Revell "dogfight double", paired, I think with an Fw 190A.

 

All info from Bowyer: Aircraft For The Many, pp. 140-2.

 

 

Edited by Seahawk

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I did one of the 1697 flight Hurricanes a couple of years ago from the Revell IIC kit:

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