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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 192502
Last updated: 21 May 2019
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Date:01-JAN-1941
Time:
Type:Fairey Fulmar
Owner/operator:803 Sqn FAA RN
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing
Location:Atlantic Ocean -   Atlantic Ocean
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The aircraft carrier HMS Formidable and her escort departed Scapa Flow at 2000 on 18 December 1940 to operate as Force K in the South Atlantic to search for the German heavy cruiser chasing Allied merchant shipping in the area. During these operations, a Fulmar of 803 Squadron failed to return to the aircraft carrier from a reconnaisance flight on 1st January 1941. Petty Officer Harold Aloysius Glover and Petty Officer Ronald Frederick Hurford were both never seen again.

Sources:

http://www.naval-history.net/xDKWW2-4012-25DEC02.htm
http://www.naval-history.net/xDKWW2-4101-28JAN01.htm
http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1941-01JAN.htm
https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead.aspx


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Jan-2017 20:12 Laurent Rizzotti Added
02-Jan-2017 20:13 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
25-Nov-2018 18:20 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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