This is the same type of plane Sgt Grissom was flying on April 15, 1943.
|5387||Hawker||Canada Car & Foundry, Fort William 812
|first date: 23 June 1942 – Taken on strength|
|Delivered to stored reserve with No. 4 Training Command. Issued to No. 133 (F) Squadron at Lethbridge, Alberta on 3 July 1942. Still with this unit when it transferred to Western Air Command and moved to RCAF Station Boundary Bay, BC on 26 October 1942. Coded “FN*D”. Dove into ground near Boundary Bay on 15 April 1943, and was totally destroyed.|
|last date: 19 April 1943 – Struck off, reduced to spares and produce|
I got help from someone on a Facebook group page dedicated to RCAF Boundary Bay 1941-1945.
He must have been a new addition to No. 133 (f) Fighter Squadron. I wonder if it was a familiarization flight on the Hurricane? 133 was part of the Coastal Defense for the Vancouver area and not actually a training unit.
Linking this information with Mr. Walker’s Website was a struck of luck.
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Created 13 January 2007. Updated 13 January 2007.