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30.07.1942 No.154 Squadron RAF Spitfire VB BM194 P/O Hurt Location: Near St.Omer, France.
Mission: Ramrod (St.Omer) France.

Date: 30
th July 1942

Unit: No. 154 Squadron R.A.F.

Type: Supermarine Spitfire Vb

Serial. BM194

Coded: HT-S

Location: Near St.Omer, France.

Pilot: Pilot Officer Charles Edward Ted Hurt 48425 Age. 20 – Killed.

REASON FOR LOSS:


The “Ramrod” force was attacked by I./JG26 over Wizernes, two Hurricanes were shot down and six Spitfires from the “Hornchurch” wing were also lost. The I Gruppe CO Hauptmann. Johannes Seifert claimed shooting down three Spitfires, one of them being NW of St.Omer, possibly the aircraft of P/O Hurt.

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Luftwaffe personnel remove the body of Ted on a stretcher, the cows look on.


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The smashed fuselage lies scattered in a cabbage field
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Melvin and David near the site of the crash 58 years later in year 2000 (d’Hondt)


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xxxxxxxxxxxSt.Omer Cemetery(1942) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxGrave of Charles Edward Ted Hurt (2000)


Burial detail: LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY

Plot 8. Row A. Grave 19. Son of Charles Julian and Annie Hurt, of Enfield, Middlesex.

Researched and compiled by Melvin Brownless, David King and Laurent d’ Hondt.

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