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Last updated: 23 October 2021
Datum:Freitag 24 Dezember 1943
Flugzeugtyp:Short Sunderland
Fluggesellschaft:Royal Air Force - RAF
Kennzeichen: T228
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 12 / Insassen: 12
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 9 / Insassen: 9
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 21 / Insassen: 21
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Bay of Biscay ? (   Atlantischer Ozean)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Pembroke Dock RAF Station, Großbritannien
Flug nach:Pembroke Dock RAF Station, Großbritannien
Short Sunderland flying boat T228 took off from RAF Station Pembroke Dock at 07:15 on 24 December 1943 to carry out an anti-submarine patrol. At 12.25pm a distress signal was received from the aircraft. At this time T228 was over a force of enemy destroyers and in company of another Sunderland.
At 01.10pm a message was received from the other Sunderland aircraft which stated that wreckage of a Sunderland aircraft had been sighted and one survivor seen on the wing float of the aircraft. A dinghy was dropped but the survivor disappeared a few minutes later. Although the crew of the accompanying aircraft did not actually see T228 shot down, it was believed that T228 was shot down by an enemy surface vessel.

» Missing with no known grave / by Alan Storr


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