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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 138942
Last updated: 23 November 2021
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Date:18-AUG-1943
Time:22:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic L37 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed Ventura Mk I
Owner/operator:464 Sqn RAAF
Registration: AE688
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Into a hillside in Wales at Llandwrog -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Sculthorpe, Norfolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
A Ventura aircraft from 464 Sqn (SB-Q) took off from RAF Sculthorpe on 18 August 1943 to
carry out a night flying training exercise during which the aircraft crashed into a hillside
in Wales at Llandwrog. The aircraft was considerably off course at the time but the cause
of the crash was unknown.
Crew:
RAAF 20044 Flt Sgt J A Johnston, (Pilot)
RCAF Flt Sgt E J E Beaudry, (Navigator)
RCAF FO L Fullerton, (Wireless Air Gunner)
RCAF Flt Sgt A S Clegg, (Air Gunner)
All the crew were killed and they are buried in the RAF Cemetery, Chester, Cheshire, UK.

Sources:

https://www.awm.gov.au//catalogue/research_centre/pdf/rc09125z014_1.pdf
http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/crash_sites/wales/lockheed-ventura-ae688-carnedd-dafydd/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Oct-2011 23:56 Nepa Added
06-Jan-2014 08:38 angels one five Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
20-May-2015 09:45 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
04-Jun-2015 08:14 Uzi Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport]

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