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Date:Wednesday 12 August 1942
Time:19:50
Type:Short Sunderland Mk II
Operator:Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF
Registration: T9090
MSN:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Brest, France (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Mount Batten RAF Seaplane Station, United Kingdom
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed in the Bay of Biscay attempting an open ocean landing to rescue survivors of an RAF Wellington that had crashed. Crew was lead by 461 Sqn Commanding Officer Wing Commander N.A Halliday.

Sources:
» 461Sqn Unit History Sheets
» http://www.aircrewremembered.com/halliday-neville-anthony-roy.html


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