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Last updated: 21 October 2019
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Date:Wednesday 4 August 1943
Type:Short Sunderland III
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: DD859
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Atlantic Ocean (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Shot down by U-Boat U-489. In a final move the Sunderland crew dropped depth charges, sinking the U-Boat. The Sunderland crash-landed and sank.

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


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