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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 221522
Last updated: 22 January 2021
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Date:15-AUG-1942
Time:
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:FC Royal Air Force (FC RAF)
Registration: HX603
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Hastings -   Sierra Leone
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Sierra Leone
Destination airport:Lagos
Narrative:
Crashed upon takeoff as the undercarriage was retracted prematurely. Four occupants died in the crash. A fifth, sgt. F. Browning, (Ferry Command Royal Air Force) either not an the airplane or survived the crash.
The deceased are buried at King Tom Cemetery, Sierra Leone.

Sources:

http://ww2talk.com/index.php?threads/in-memoriam-those-air-force-pilots-crews-who-died-on-this-day-in-ww2.18267/page-35


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Feb-2019 12:15 gerard57 Added
26-May-2019 04:40 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Narrative]

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