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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 193049
Last updated: 16 June 2020
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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:812 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: V4708
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Gibraltar Bay -   Gibraltar
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF North Front (Gibraltar)
Destination airport:
The Swordfish I V4708 of 812 Squadron FAA crashed in Gibraltar Bay on an Anti-Submarine Patrol out of North Front when it suffered an engine fire. Lt (A) Murry Francis Sanders Peake Willcocks and Temporary S/Lt (A) Ronlad E. Shipman RNVR, were killed. The TAG, Leading Airman G.E. Locke, was unhurt. Willcocks was one of the pilots that attacked the Birmarck in May 1941.


Revision history:

24-Jan-2017 11:41 Laurent Rizzotti Added
19-Oct-2018 13:53 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]

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