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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 19468
Last updated: 20 August 2020
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Type:Taylorcraft Auster I
Owner/operator:651 Squadron Royal Air Force (651 Sqn RAF)
Registration: LB265
C/n / msn: 135
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Potenza, Basilicata -   Italy
Phase: Standing
Departure airport:Potenza, Basilicata, Itlay
Destination airport:
Delivered to 51 MU Lichfield 6/7/42, before being issued to 651 Squadron on 13/8/42. On 2/9/42, it was flown to 47 MU for dismantling and packaging and shipment to North Africa. LB265 survived the advance across North Africa, but was eventually written off (Damaged Beyond Repair) when blown over in a gale whilst parked at Potenza, Basilicata, Italy on 28/9/43


1. Mike Draper, Auster Quarterly Vol1 No 2 Summer 1975

Revision history:

17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
04-Feb-2013 18:40 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Country, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
04-Apr-2013 16:39 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location]
29-Apr-2014 23:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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