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Last updated: 21 April 2021
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Date:Saturday 5 June 1943
Type:Short Sunderland II
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: W6052
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:35km SSE off St. Kilda, Scotland, U.K. (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Oban-Connel Airport (OBN/EGEO), United Kingdom
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Missing over sea whilst on a navigational exercise and anti submarine patrol out of Oban.
The Sunderland operated for the 330 (Norwegian) Squadron Royal Air Force.

Sources:
» www.rafoban.co.uk
» www.theoldcroydonians.org.uk


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