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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 19467
Last updated: 31 July 2020
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Type:Taylorcraft Auster I
Owner/operator:651 Squadron Royal Air Force (651 Sqn RAF)
Registration: LB272
C/n / msn: 142
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Benevento, Campano, 31 miles NE of Naples -   Italy
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Delivered to 20 MU RAF Aston Down 18/7/42, before being issued to 651 Squadron on 13/8/42. On 11/12/42, it was flown to 47 MU RAF Sealand, Cheshire, for dismantling and packaging, for shipment to North Africa aboard SS. 'H-102'.

Although LB272 survived the advance to Italy, it was declared Cat. B after a flying accident on 15/11/43: Written off (damaged beyond repair) when ran out of fuel and crashed at Benevento, Campania, Italy, 31 miles north-east of Naples, and presumably struck off charge, as there no further records.


1. Mike Draper, Auster Quarterly Vol 1 No 2 Spring 1975

Revision history:

17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
04-Feb-2013 18:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
04-Apr-2013 16:40 Nepa Updated [Operator]
29-Apr-2014 23:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
29-Apr-2014 23:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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