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Hunter, Ralph Harvey DFC (Flight Lieutenant)

Killed in Action 1945-February-19

Birth Date: 1912-November-18 (age 33)

Son of Otho Harvey Hunter and Jennie Hunter; husband of Annie Elizabeth Agnes Hunter, of Edmonton, Alberta.

Husband of Annie Elizabeth Agnes Hunter, of Edmonton, Alberta.

Home: Westlock, Alberta

Decorations: DFC

Distinguished Service Cross
28 (AC) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Quicquid Agas Age (Whatsoever you may do, do)
Flight Lieutenant
Air Chief MarshalA/C/M
Air MarshalA/M
Air Vice MarshalA/V/M
Air CommodoreA/C
Group CaptainG/C
Wing CommanderW/C
Squadron LeaderS/L
Flight LieutenantF/L
Flying OfficerF/O
Pilot OfficerP/O
Warrant Officer 1st ClassWO1
Warrant Officer 2nd ClassWO2
Flight SergeantFS
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
Service Numbers

28 Squadron (Quicquid Agas Age). Hurricane IIC aircraft KZ 670 failed to return from a trip to Myotha,Burma . His last reported position was 21.52N.95.31E .

HUNTER, F/L Ralph Harvey (113178) - Distinguished Flying Cross -No.28 Squadron (deceased) - Award effective 18 May 1945 as per London Gazette dated 4 June 1946 and AFRO 781/46 dated 9 August 1946. Home in Edmonton, Alberta; enlisted there l7 October 1939. Trained at No.5 ITS (graduated 13 February 1942), No.13 EFTS (graduated 24 April 1942), and No.2 SFTS (graduated 28 August 1942), Killed 19 February 1945 in Hurricane KZ670; widow in Alberta; name on Singapore Memorial. Presented to widow by Governor-General, Ottawa, 17 April 1947. The citation reads - "Throughout a large number of operational sorties this officer has shown outstanding ability, determination and brilliant leadership. The majority of his sorties have been flown in monsoon weather. Nevertheless he has achieved excellent results. He has brought back detailed and accurate information about enemy movements. Detail provided by H. Halliday, Orleans, Ontario.

Canada Source Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Canada Primary Source Library and Archives Canada Service Files (may not exist)

Flight Lieutenant Ralph Harvey Hunter has no known grave.

Hawker Hurricane

Hawker Hurricane Mk IIc.
Source BBMF

The Hawker Hurricane is a single-seat fighter aircraft of the 1930s"“1940s that was designed and predominantly built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd. for service with the Royal Air Force (RAF). The Hurricane developed through several versions, as bomber-interceptors, fighter-bombers, and ground support aircraft in addition to fighters. Versions designed for the Navy were popularly known as the Sea Hurricane, with modifications enabling their operation from ships. Some were converted to be used as catapult-launched convoy escorts. By the end of production in July 1944, 14,487 Hurricanes had been completed in Britain and Canada.

A major manufacturer of the Hurricane was Canadian Car and Foundry at their factory in Fort William (now Thunder Bay), Ontario. The facility's chief engineer, Elsie MacGill, became known as the "Queen of the Hurricanes". The initiative was commercially led rather than governmentally, but was endorsed by the British government; Hawker, having recognized that a major conflict was all but inevitable after the Munich Crisis of 1938, drew up preliminary plans to expand Hurricane production via a new factory in Canada. Under this plan, samples, pattern aircraft, and a complete set of design documents stored on microfilm, were shipped to Canada; the RCAF ordered 20 Hurricanes to equip one fighter squadron and two more were supplied to Canadian Car and Foundry as pattern aircraft but one probably did not arrive. The first Hurricane built at Canadian Car and Foundry was officially produced in February 1940. As a result, Canadian-built Hurricanes were shipped to Britain to participate in events such as the Battle of Britain. Canadian Car and Foundry (CCF) was responsible for the production of 1,451 Hurricanes. Wikipedia and Harold A Skaarup Web Page

YouTube Hurricane

Wkikpedia Wikipedia Hurricane

General Harold A Skaarup Web Page

Kestrek Publications Hurricane - Kestrel Publications

CASPIR Aircraft Groups:
RCAF On Strength (454), RCAF 400 Squadron (1), Canadian Aircraft Losses (358)
last update: 2021-12-21 01:11:03

Hurricane KZ670

KZ670 was part of the 9th production batch of Hurricanes produced by Hawkers at Kingston-on-Thames and Langley. It served with #28 Squadron (Quicquid Agas Age) in an army co-operation role, and failed to return from a trip to Myotha, Burma on 19 Feb 1945.

28 (AC) Sqn- Squadron (RAF) Quicquid Agas Age

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