ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21590
Last updated: 19 April 2014
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Date:23-JUN-1941
Time:
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:RAF 37 Sqn.
Registration: L7846
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sahara Desert, Egypt/Lybya border -   Libya
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Shallufa
Destination airport:
Narrative:
37 Squadron was based at Shallufa, in the Suez Canal Zone of Egypt from 17.10.1940 to 25.4.1942. L7846 was posted as missing on mission to raid Benghazi, Lybia on 23.6.1941. All six crew were also posted as missing in action, and aircraft is presumed to have crashed into the Sahara Desert on the Egpyptian/Libyan border

Sources:
Air Britain RAF Aircraft L1000 - N9999
http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/RAF/37_wwII.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Jul-2008 23:00 JINX Added
26-Feb-2012 05:53 Nepa Updated [Operator, Source]
09-Mar-2013 22:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Mar-2013 22:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
03-Aug-2013 23:06 JINX Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport]
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