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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 19466
Last updated: 7 June 2020
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Date:01-MAY-1943
Time:
Type:Taylorcraft Auster I
Owner/operator:651 Squadron Royal Air Force (651 Sqn RAF)
Registration: LB274
C/n / msn: 144
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sidi Bou Said, 20 km from Tunis -   Tunisia
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Tunis, Tunisia
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Delivered to 20 MU Aston Down 27/7/42, before being issued to 651 Squadron on 28/8/42. On 11/12/42, it was flown to 47 MU for packaging and shipment to North Africa aboard SS. 'H-102' . It was operated by 651 Squadron, but written off in a flying accident on 1/5/43 when hit by small arms fire and crashed at Sidi Bou Said, 20 Km from Tunis, Tunisia (at approximate Coordinates: 3652′N 1020′E) on 1/5/1943

Sources:

1. Mike Draper, Auster Quarterly Vol 1 No 2 Summer 1975
2. http://www.auster.ukf.net/p01.htm
3. http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/RAF/651_wwII.html
4. https://www.pen-and-sword.co.uk/First-in-the-Field/p/3128
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidi_Bou_Said


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
09-Dec-2012 14:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Country, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
10-Jan-2013 13:07 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
29-Apr-2014 23:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
29-Apr-2014 23:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]

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