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19.01.1942 No.59 OTU Hurricane Mk.1 V7385 P/O Roy R. Hines

Mission: Training exercise

Date: January 19, 1942

Unit: No. 59 OTU Squadron

Type: Hawker Hurricane Mk1

Serial: V7385


Base: RAF Station Crosby on Eden. Carlisle, Cumbria

Location: Nosterfield, Bedale, North Yorkshire

Pilot: P/O Roy Reginald Hines, J/8419 R.C.A.F. Age 19. Killed


After taking off from his base on a routine training flight, P/O Hines encountered poor weather conditions and attempted to make a forced landing near Nosterfield.

Although P/O Hines managed to get the aircraft down on the ground the impact threw him forward into the instrument panel suffering deep lacerations and fractures to his face and skull.

Pulled from the wreckage unconscious, he was taken to the Station Sick Quarters at nearby RAF Leeming and then transferred to Catterick Military Hospital where he was admitted at 13:30 hours that same day. Tragically, P/O Hines succumbed to his injuries and passed away nine hours later at 22:30 hours.

Having relatives living in Essex, the family made arrangements for the funeral and internment at Chadwell Heath Cemetery, Dagenham.

Roy Hines enlisted straight out of high school on 7 January, 1941 and was commissioned on 24 October that same year. He completed his initial training in Toronto and was then posted to No.19 Elementary Flying School at Virden , Manitoba. Posted to No.10 Service Flying Training School, Dauphin, Manitoba 9 August 1941 where he was awarded his pilots flying badge on 24 October 1941.
Posted overseas 11 November 1941 joining No.59 Operational Training Unit at RAF Crosby on Eden 19 December 1941.

Hines Lake in the Parry Sound District, Ontario was named after P/O Roy Hines in 1958

Burial Details:

P/O Roy Reginald Hines Dagenham (Chadwell Heath) Cemetery, Essex. Section P Grave 1714. Son of George Reginald and Mary Hendry (nee Richmond) Hines, of Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada

P/O Hines photograph courtesy Veterans Affairs Canada.

Compiled and written for Aircrew Remembered and dedicated to the family of P/O Hines.

CHB 03.08.2020

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