On this day, January 18, 1944, Hawker Hurricane Mk.IV serial EZ228 was lost. Pilot rank: flying officer, Name: John Charles William Hope, Service number J/27241. Aircraft was part of 438 Squadron (RCAF) and used as a conversion trainer for 20mm cannons and rockets while awaiting the arrival of the unit's first Hawker Typhoons. Home base was RAF Heathfield Ayr Scotland. Map location show is Ayr/Heathfield where airbase was situated).