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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 1535
Last updated: 18 February 2019
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Date:03-SEP-1942
Time:15:53
Type:Boulton Paul Defiant Mk I
Owner/operator:281 Squadron Royal Air Force (281 Sqn RAF)
Registration: N1804
C/n / msn: 280
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Druridge Bay, Northumberland (south of Amble) -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Missing while on air to sea firing practice.
Fl/Sgt. Joseph Pelletier was classed as 'missing, believed killed' along with his pilot on the 03rd September 1942. Defiant N1804 had been on an air to sea firing practice which failed to return. The Royal Observer Corps reported the aircraft crossing the coast at the south end of Druridge Bay, Northumberland (south of Amble) at 15:53 hrs. A search was instigated but apart from a patch of oil on the sea no wreckage trace of the crew were found. Fl/Sgt. Joseph Alphonse Jean Gerard Pelletier R/53763 RCAF - air gunner and Polish pilot, 32 year old, F/O. Stanisław Józef Sowiński P-0151 from Nowy Sacz, Poland missing - believed killed.

Sources:

Defiant production list
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/haines-frank-ernest.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Feb-2008 23:28 JINX Added
22-Apr-2015 20:03 Juan P.Paco Updated [Operator, Phase, Nature, Source]
25-Mar-2017 07:44 pietrzak Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]
01-Apr-2017 20:20 mpierrela Updated [Narrative]

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