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Last updated: 13 December 2019
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Date:Friday 13 August 1943
Type:Short Sunderland I
Operating for:Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF
Leased from:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: DV968
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:Bay of Bisay (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Pembroke Dock RAF Station, United Kingdom
Destination airport:Pembroke Dock RAF Station, United Kingdom
Narrative:
The Sunderland flying boat was shot down by Junkers Ju-88's during an anti submarine patrol.

Sources:
» RAAF 10 Sqn & 461 Sqn Short Sunderlands
» aircrewremembered.com


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