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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 15531
Last updated: 19 February 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SWOR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairey Swordfish Mk I
Owner/operator:202 Squadron Royal Air Force (202 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L2808
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Gibraltar Bay -   Gibraltar
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Gibraltar
Destination airport:
Hit boom during night. Repaired. Lost Dec 20, 1941.

3. Floatplane. Mission - Sea patrol. Hit harbour boom defences whist taking off in complete darkness. Cat W damage repaired, aircraft returned to Royal Navy.


1.Air-Britain Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999
2.RAF records
3.Air Britain: "Fleet Air Arm Aircraft 1939 to 1945"

Revision history:

09-Mar-2008 10:06 JINX Added
26-Aug-2011 02:55 rvargast17 Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Damage, Narrative]
19-Jun-2013 11:16 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source]
22-Jul-2013 04:13 JINX Updated [Operator, Source]
26-Sep-2015 05:04 Oezil Updated [Operator]
08-Jan-2021 15:55 Castleace Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
19-Feb-2021 10:09 Oezil 007 Updated [Operator, Operator]

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