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Last updated: 17 April 2021
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Date:Friday 25 June 1943
Time:19:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated Catalina IB (PBY-5B)
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: FP265
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:St Lucia Bay (   South Africa)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
An Catalina aircraft of 262 Sqn RAF from RAF Station Congella, near Durban, South Africa, crashed into the sea in St Lucia Bay, South Africa.

Sources:
» RAAF fatalities in Second World War among RAAF personnel serving on attachment in Royal Air Force Squadrons and Support Units / by Alan Storr, 2006


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