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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 247483
Last updated: 17 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic typh model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Typhoon Mk IB
Owner/operator:440 (City of Ottawa) Sqn RCAF
Registration: MN489
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:5 miles off the coast north of Arromanches -   France
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Hurn
Destination airport:
Hit by intense flak pulling out of attack dive against the Wuerzburg radar station near Arromanches. Abandonned aircraft off the French coast, climbed into his dinghy and spent 5 1/2 days adrift before being spotted and picked up by a RAF air sea rescue Walrus.
Pilot was J26919 F/O Albert Allen Watkins (RCAF).


440 Sqn RCAF wartime logs from DND archives microfilms

Revision history:

04-Feb-2021 21:43 tachel Added

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