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TEMPEST/EJ693

Picture of generic Tempest
Serial #: EJ693
Construction #: -
Civil Registration:
  None
  Model: Tempest Mk. V
Name: None
Status: Restoration
Last Info: 2010

History:
Built at Hawker┬┤s Langley factory, summer, 1944.
Delivered to Royal Air Force as EJ693.
- Brought on charge: August 24, 1944.
- Struck off charge: ????
- Accepted by No. 20 MU (Maintenence Unit), Aston Down, August 24, 1944.
- Assigned to 486 NZ Squadron, Newchurch, September 3, 1944.
-- Allotted the code-letters "SA-I".
-- Flown by the "A" Flight Commander, F/Lt Harvey Sweetman.
-- Later flown by P/O Bevan Hall.
--- Declared "Category B" (beyond repair on site) after forced landing off
     base, Holland, September 1944.
--- Airframe time: 28 hours and 38 minutes in 21 operational sorties.
- Collected by 409 RSU (Repair and Salvage Unit).
- Used by 151 RU (Repair Unit) as a test bench.
Technical High School, Delft, Netherlands, 1963.
RAF Museum Store, 1968-1988.
- Fuselage only.
Nick Grace/Tangmere Flight, 1987-1992.
- Traded for Tempest Mk. II PR536.
Kermit Weeks/Weeks Air Museum, Tamiami, FL, September 1992-2004.
- Stored dismantled, Booker, UK, 1992-2004.
- Undergoing restoration.
Reported as composite airframe

Source(s):
Chapman, John & Goodall, Geoff, Edited by Paul Coggan - Warbirds Directory,Warbirds Worldwide Ltd., Mansfield, England, 1989.
The Hawker Tempest Page
Photo Source(s):
None

Research Assistance:

Ian Wilson.

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