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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 22233
Last updated: 27 April 2018
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Type:Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk V
Owner/operator:102 (Ceylon) Squadron Royal Air Force (102 (Ceylon) Sqn RAF)
Registration: P5005
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:RAF stn Linton on Ouse, North Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:RAF Linton on Ouse
Destination airport:
(DY-N) The aircraft was on an operation to bomb the Cologne Railway Yards. On diving below the clouds to pinpoint the target the aircraft was hit by two light anti aircraft rounds, one of which hit a flare which exploded and blew out a large part of the port fuselage side. The pilot managed to fly the aircraft back to Linton on Ouse and land the aircraft safely. Cheshire ended the war as a Group Captain with the VC, DSO and DFC
P/O Geoffrey Leonard Cheshire RAF and his crew ok


Revision history:

05-Aug-2008 10:23 Added
30-Nov-2012 04:26 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
31-May-2013 16:18 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location]

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