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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 19264
Last updated: 7 February 2020
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Date:18-APR-1945
Time:dusk
Type:Taylorcraft Auster AOP.IV
Owner/operator:654 Squadron Royal Air Force (654 Sqn RAF)
Registration: MT286
C/n / msn: 935
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North of Argenta -   Italy
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Written off (damaged beyond repair) in combat when shot down by flak on 18.4.1945 while spotting for artillery North of Argenta Italy. The pilot Capt F LeBreton AFC Royal Artillery was killed in the crash. He was initially buried by the Germans at the crash site but was moved to the Ravenna CWGC site.

Sources:

http://www.auster.ukf.net/p09.htm
http://austerhg.org/prod_list/pages.php?page=820
http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/RAF/654_wwII.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/04/a1982504.shtml
War diary of 654 Sqn RAF April 1945


Images:


At the CWGC at Ravenna Jan 2020

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
22-Jan-2013 12:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
01-Feb-2013 15:31 Nepa Updated [Operator]
07-Feb-2020 07:12 arcticfox Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Source, Narrative, Photo]

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