ASN Aircraft accident Short Sunderland III DV967 Finisterre, Spain
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Status:
Date:Sunday 13 June 1943
Time:20:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic ss25 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Short Sunderland III
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: DV967
MSN:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Finisterre, Spain (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Pembroke Dock RAF Station, United Kingdom
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Short Sunderland flying boat was patrolling a sector of the Bay of Biscay near Finisterre. A group of five U boats was spotted and the Sunderland dropped depth charges around one of them (U564). The aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire and crashed.

Sources:
» Keymerand Clayton War Memorials: Flt Lt Desmond Fairfax Hill, RAFVR


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