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Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:
Date:Thursday 31 July 1941
Time:23:23
Type:Short Sunderland I
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: L2166
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 12
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 12
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:22 km (13.8 mls) N off Libyan coast [Mediterranean Sea] (   Libya)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Shot down by flak from Italian submarine Delfino after dropping six depth charges. The submarine rescued four of the twelve crew.

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