ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18063
Last updated: 21 May 2013
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Narrative:When the UN discussed the future of territory, in 1950, matters became worse, and to better support the EPFF, the British were forced to deploy also No.1910 Flight, equipped with Auster AOP.6s, from Tripoli to Agordat and Barentu, to fly reconnaissance-, liaison- and supply sorties. Austers also acted as forward controllers, designating targets for Tempests. Brigand light bombers of No.8 Squadron, and Spitfire FR.18s of No.208 Squadron from Aden and Fayid, respectively, were deployed to Asmara in August of the same year, and their detachments remained in Eritrea until summer 1951. Spitfires were subsequently replaced by Meteor FR.Mk.9s, and these were very active in support role later in 1951.
|Operator:||651 Sqn / 1910 Flt RAF|
|C/n / msn:|| |
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Phase:|| Initial climb|
|Departure airport:||Barentu, Eritrea|
During these operations, VX106 flew into hill attempting to climb out of the valley at Barentu, Eritrea, on 27/1/1951
http://www.auster.ukf.net/p38.htm http://www.ukserials.com/prodlists.php?type=174 http://austerhg.org/prod_list/pages.php?page=4209 http://www.acig.info/CMS/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=137&Itemid=47
||Dr. John Smith
||Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]|
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