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Hawker Hurricane I: Sumburgh

Aircraft (20th Century)

Site Name Hawker Hurricane I: Sumburgh

Classification Aircraft (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) V7069; 'off Sumburgh'; Atlantic; North Sea

Canmore ID 289470

Site Number HU41SE 8003


NGR Description Unlocated


Administrative Areas

  • Council Shetland Islands
  • Parish Maritime - Shetland Islands
  • Former Region Shetland Islands Area
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable

Archaeology Notes

HU41SE 8003 unlocated

NLO: Sumburgh Head [name: HU 407 078].

(Classified as Hawker Hurricane I: date of loss cited as 1 March 1941). V7069: this aircraft of 3 sqdn [RAF] was in a mid-air collision (P3255) and crashed into the sea of Sumburgh [airfield].

Registration: British.

(Location of loss cited as N59 55.0 W1 10.0).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The map sheet assigned to this record is essentially tentative, being derived from the unverified location that is cited by Whittaker. It remains unclear to which side of the airfield and peninsula the aircraft ditched.

Sumburgh Airport or Airfield (HU31SE 34.00) is centred at HU 3952 1060.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 4 July 2007.


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