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Northmore, Martin Palmer (Flying Officer)

Killed in Action 1943-October-24

Birth Date: 1917-November-21 (age 25)

Born: Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada

Son of Archibald Joseph Northmore and Hannah Louise (nee Martin) Northmore of Toronto, Ontario

Husband of Doris Margaret (nee Perkins) Northmore of Toronto, Ontario

Home: Toronto, Ontario

Enlistment: Toronto, Ontario

Enlistment Date: 1940-12-09

94 (F) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Savoia, Libya
Flying Officer
Air Chief MarshalA/C/M
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Air Vice MarshalA/V/M
Air CommodoreA/C
Group CaptainG/C
Wing CommanderW/C
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Flight LieutenantF/L
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Warrant Officer 1st ClassWO1
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Hurricane Mk. ll HL841

Convoy Patrol 1943-October-24 to 1943-October-24

94 Squadron RAF (Avenge) Savoia, Libya. Flying Officer M P Northmore (RCAF) was killed in action while escorting a westbound supply convoy when his Hurricane II aircraft HL 841 went into a spin and crashed into the Mediterranean Sea, cause unknown

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Flying Officer Northmore had previously been employed by the Royal Bank of Canada in his hometown of Toronto, entering service with the bank at the College and Bathurst branch March 20, 1935, moving to the Coxwell and Gerrard branch before enlisting December 09, 1940

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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

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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 Mk. ll HL841

#94 Squadron RAF (Avenge). Flying Officer Northmore was escorting a westbound convoy and was killed when his Hurricane II aircraft #HL 841 went into a spin and crashed in the sea.
1943-10-24 Accident Category A 2022-02-20

94 (F) Sqn- Squadron (RAF) Avenge

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