IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1944 : 276

A total of 276 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
27 Apr 44 Hurricane II B Plt Offr Arun Roy +
1 Sqn Shot down over Ukhrul
27 Apr 44 Hurricane AG247 Plt Offr Sen
Click to View Record 151OTU Swung on landing, UC Collapsed
29 Apr 44 Hurricane IIC LD829 Plt Offr Harold Mervyn BROWN +
9 Sqn Engine cut in circuit, BL Patharkundi. Operational
29 Apr 44 Hurricane AG137 Plt Offr Sen
Click to View Record 151OTU Swung off runway, heavy damage after UC collapsed
01 May 44 Defiant TT II AA470
1AGS Bairagarh, Madhya Pradesh
04 May 44 Hurricane IIC JS449 Fg Offr Mahavir Singh Rathi +
9 Sqn Stalled on Approach to Kalaura. Crashed south end
04 May 44 Vengeance II AN736
8 Sqn Swung on take off, hit ditch uc collapse Mambur
05 May 44 Hurricane IIC LB606 Fg Offr Randhir Singh
Click to View Record 3 Sqn Tyre Burst on take off, BL at Risalpur on instruct
05 May 44 Hurricane IIC BN208
1 Sqn Engine cut on take off
08 May 44 Hurricane II B Fg Offr Theodore Alex Manuel Andrade +
Click to View Record 1 Sqn SD in flames near Homalin
08 May 44 Vengeance II AN834 Fg Offr M Latif Khan +
Flt Sgt Ghosh
7 Sqn FL after Eng Trble at TO, Pt Killed, Flt Sgt Ghosh
09 May 44 Vengeance II AN646
8 Sqn Hit bump on TO, uc raised to stop at Mambur
11 May 44 Hurricane I L1848 Plt Offr Sen
Click to View Record 151OTU failed to switch tanks FL Abazai, mainplanes, Radi
13 May 44 Hurricane I Z4229 Plt Offr James Douglas Stanley FERNANDEZ +
151OTU Collision with AG136 2m W of Peshawar
13 May 44 Hurricane I AG136 Plt Offr Alwyn Joseph CLARKE +
151OTU Collision with Z4229 2m W of Peshawar
13 May 44 Hurricane IIC LD314 Fg Offr D M Finn (RAF)
4 Sqn Baled out during escort flight to DC aircraft. Par
14 May 44 Hurricane IIC Plt Offr K N Bulsara
Click to View Record 9 Sqn Belly landed hurricane on runway at Kumbhirgram. F
16 May 44 Vengeance II AN618 Fg Offr Hazen Edward Dougherty +
Sgt A M Khan +
Click to View Record 8 Sqn Failed to pull out of Dive in Baguna Area. The haz
17 May 44 Tigermoth NL748
1EFTS Flying accident 1100hrs 3 m N of Begumpet. Pilot u
17 May 44 Hurricane IIC KZ877 Plt Offr E S D N Sparkes RAF
10 Sqdn IA Bounced on landing at night and UC Collapse after
17 May 44 Vengeance II AN663
8 Sqn [AB]Tyre burst on take off, swung into ditch and u
18 May 44 Harvard IIB FH110 Plt Offr Bir
151OTU swung the aircraft on ldg, damage to mainplane, u
18 May 44 Hurricane IIC HW171 Plt Offr Shroff
Click to View Record 151OTU overshot on landing at risalpur - dam to port main
18 May 44 Harvard IIB FE483 Plt Offr Chikkari
151OTU swung the aircraft on ldg, damage to mainplane, uc
18 May 44 Hurricane IIC LD309
4 Sqn Hit by LF357 taking off at Feni
18 May 44 Hurricane IIC LF357
4 Sqn Hit LD309 taking off at Feni, reported as LE357
19 May 44 Vengeance AP107 W/O Morgan
AC Vaiyapuri
22AACU Cr taking off at St T Mount. aircraft Vaiyapur and
19 May 44 Vengeance EZ982
22AACU dam during flight , tail plane damaged. Cr landing
20 May 44 Hurricane II B HW806 Fg Offr P N Sanyal
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Spitfire landed on Hurri on ground. Badly Injured.
21 May 44 Hurricane II B Fg Offr N S Masih +
1 Sqn SD by Oscars over Bishenpur Area
23 May 44 Vengeance AN923 Plt Offr A M K Quazi +
Sgt Bose +
151OTU Cr at firing range. Hit ground at shallow angle, r
23 May 44 Hurricane IIC LB783 Fg Offr Roy
10 Sqdn IA Swung to avoid another aircraft onlanding, hit dit
24 May 44 Vengeance EZ842 Fg Offr Arthur Christopher JOSEPH +
Fg Offr Davis
22AACU Cr in Ahmeta water tank 9 m of Katni.  Both sur
25 May 44 Hurricane I AG103
151OTU swung on landing , uc collapse
28 May 44 Hurricane IIC LB617
9 Sqn Tyre burst on landing, swung and tipped up. Not in
31 May 44 Hurricane IIC JS419 Plt Offr Dutta
Click to View Record 151OTU taxied aircraft off runway (18pc?)
01 Jun 44 Hurricane IIC LB549 Sgt Trevor CARR (RAF)
4 Sqn Failed to return, entered cloud during a 8 ac esco
01 Jun 44 Hurricane IIC LD380 Sqn Ldr G S Sharp (RAF)
4 Sqn Failed to return, entered cloud during a 8 ac esco
02 Jun 44 Harvard IIB NAN Actg Plt O H S Gill
Click to View Record 1SFTS Crashed 2215 hours - seriously injured - admitted
02 Jun 44 Hurricane IIB BN176 Fg Offr Ghosh
151OTU swung during taxy, damaged to mainplane, uc prop
05 Jun 44 Tigermoth NL723 W/O Kay
22AACU Cr at Cholavaram after pilot tried to go around
06 Jun 44 Hurricane HW309
2 Sqn Hit telegraph wires and crashed into ground. Moved
07 Jun 44 Harvard IIB FE484 Plt Offr Shitoley
Flt Sgt Allen
Click to View Record 151OTU ground looped on ldg, dam to mainplane, uc flaps
07 Jun 44 Harvard IIB FE480
1SFTS Collided with FE551 Shahabad and Cr. Bartley baled
07 Jun 44 Harvard IIB FE551 Actg Plt O V D Shourie +
1SFTS Collided with FE480. 1000Hours - MAC over SHAHABAD
09 Jun 44 Harvard IIB FE672
1SFTS Cr on Take Off Ambala
11 Jun 44 Vengeance Fg Offr Aziz
Click to View Record 8 Sqn Pranged ac ferrying it from126 RSU to a back area
12 Jun 44 Harvard IIB FS690 Fg Offr S Purushottam
Click to View Record 7 Sqn CrL out of fuel 2350N 8420E DAltonganj 50m from Ra
15 Jun 44 Hurricane IIC LB720 Fg Offr A R David
3 Sqn While taking off for road recce sortie, retracted
21 Jun 44 Hurricane IIC BN135 Plt Offr K Singh
151OTU swung taking off extensive damage

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