Preserving the Past – Paper Kill – History of RCAF Hurricane serial 5424

A  story by Clarence Simonsen

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Preserving the Past

Paper Kill

History of RCAF Hurricane serial 5424

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The general public and aviation historians may disagree with what I have to say, they will argue about the known facts and how each interpret them, but please remember my words are only an attempt to seek the truth. For decades many people have been involved in hiding the truth in regards to the identity of RCAF Hurricane 5424, serial number 44019. There is still time for many people directly or indirectly involved, to get enough courage to step forward and tell the truth. Is that too much to ask?

Clarence Simonsen

This story begins in November 1938, when Canadian Car and Foundry Ltd. were awarded a contract to produce Hawker Hurricane fighter aircraft for the RAF at Fort William, Ontario, [now Thunder Bay]. The RAF flew one Hurricane Mk. I, [L1848] to Canada, and this became the new pattern production fighter…

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10 thoughts on “Preserving the Past – Paper Kill – History of RCAF Hurricane serial 5424

      1. Yes, that’s how I found him. Mr. Bint is one of my Farewell Salutes for tomorrow. I thought I’d send his obit to you early due to the ship he was on.

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      2. Yes, I know. That’s why I raced that obituary over to you. Too bad you hadn’t known he was alive all this time, maybe you could have gotten an interview.

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