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Last updated: 3 June 2020
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Date:Saturday 13 November 1943
Type:Short Sunderland III
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: DD863
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Missing
Aircraft fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:26 km (16.3 mls) N off Mayo (   Ireland)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Sunderland flying boat was flying a convoy escort mission when it was lost with out trace. The crew had reported engine trouble and stated that they were returning to base. Strong sea conditions were reported at the time.

Sources:
» George Smith's Home Page - WW II memorial page


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