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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 180345
Last updated: 6 July 2020
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Date:30-AUG-1941
Time:
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk II
Owner/operator:ODU RAF
Registration: W5559
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:8 miles south of Lampedusa -   Italy
Phase: En route
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:RAF North Front, Gibraltar
Destination airport:RAF Luqa, Malta
Narrative:
Wellington W5559 of Overseas Delivery Unit on ferry flight from Cornwall to Malta via Gibnraltar. Shot down 8 miles south of Lampedusa by an Italian Cr42, probably of 23 Gruppo.
The entire crew perished in the crash.
They are commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

Sources:

http://www.moseleians.co.uk/roll-of-honour-2/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Oct-2015 16:04 gerard57 Added
17-Jan-2016 11:29 Gagarin Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport]

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