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Hurricane launch from CAM ship
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On this day 3 August 1941

Published: 03 Aug 2014

On this day 3 August 1941- First 'kill' by a fighter from a fighter catapult ship

Lt RWH Everett RNVR, flying a Sea Hurricane of 804 Squadron which had been launched from HMS MAPLIN, a Royal Navy Fighter Catapult Ship acting as convoy escort, shot down a Focke-Wulf 200 Condor.

With no flight deck or diversion ashore available the Hurricane had to be ditched.


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