Hawker Hurricane P3222

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(A) Hawker Hurricane P3222 (B) No. 253 Squadron (C) off Swanage at approximately 1050 hours 11/8/40 (D) Pilot Officer Cawse missing (E) Unknown (F) Yes .303 ammunition, (G) Enemy action (H) Aircraft lost in sea (J) Section Leader of this flight observed P/O. Cawse dive vertically towards the sea with black smoke streaming from his aircraft – did not observe him leave by parachute. Attacked by ME.109s

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Frederick Norman Cawse joined the RAFVR about March 1938 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on 1st September 1939 he completed his training at 11 FTS, was commissioned on 8th June 1940 and then went to 6 OTU for conversion to Hurricanes. He joined 238 Squadron at Middle Wallop on July 7th 1940.

He was killed on 11th August when he was shot down by a Me109 in a combat off Weymouth. His Hurricane, P3222, crashed into the sea.

Cawse’s body was later washed up on the French coast. He was 25 and is buried in the Cayeux-sur-Mer Communal Cemetery, France.

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Make: Hawker

Model: Hurricane

Serial No: P3222

Pilot: P/O Frederick Norman Cawse

Date of Loss: 11th August 1940

Reason of Loss: Shot down

Rough Location: Five miles south of Swanage