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Last updated: 12 December 2017
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Date:Saturday 20 November 1943
Time:17:45
Type:Short Sunderland III
Operating for:Royal Canadian Air Force - RCAF
Registration: W6031
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:ca 900 km W off Vigo, Spain (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Short Sunderland flying boat was shot at by AA-fire while attacking German U-Boat U-648. About one hour later the aircraft sent a distress call that they were about to ditch.

Sources:
» Men Who Died Serving on Lough Erne / Joe OŽLoughlin


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