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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 232841
Last updated: 9 February 2020
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Date:12-AUG-1942
Time:03:55
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk VII
Owner/operator:172 Squadron Royal Air Force (172 Sqn RAF)
Registration: BB503
C/n / msn: WN-D
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:10
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Bay of Biscay West of Brest -   France
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Chivenor
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Pilot successfully ditched with engine problems. Entire crew managed to get into dingies and were rescued and returned to UK after 5 days at sea. The other fatalities were 10 of 11 crewmembers of a RAF Sunderland which was damaged and sank trying to rescue them.

Sources:

http://www.aircrewremembered.com/halliday-neville-anthony-roy.html
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=bb503


Revision history:

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