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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 201463
Last updated: 24 October 2021
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Date:26-MAR-1942
Time:02:00
Type:Short Stirling Mk I
Owner/operator:7 Sqn Royal Air Force (7 Sqn RAF)
Registration: N6074
MSN: MG-G
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Barmouth Bay at the NE end of Cardigan Bay -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The aircraft took off at 1911 heading for the target. The aircraft was later ditched in Barmouth Bay at the NE end of Cardigan Bay at 0200 as it ran out of fuel. At the time of the ditching the Stirling was many miles off track and shortly before going into the sea, 4 crew members baled out. Fortunately there were no casualties from either those who took to the silk or those that remained aboard for the ditching. The aircraft is recorded as later being salvaged and taken to RAF Llanbedr. No injures reported.

Crew
Sqn Ldr H L Legh-Smith
Sgt Bird
Sgt Fenton
Sgt Cooper
Sgt Bentham
Sgt Williams
Sgt Hudson

Sources:

Bomber Command Losses 1942


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Nov-2017 18:21 Red Dragon Added
12-Nov-2018 16:46 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]

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