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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 138954
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic L37 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed Ventura Mk II
Owner/operator:464 Sqn RAAF
Registration: AJ188
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:the English Channel -   United Kingdom
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:Feltwell
Destination airport:
Ventura AJ188 took off from RAF Feltwell at 1220 hours on the 22 January 1943 to
bomb Maupertus drome near Cherbourg, France. Six aircraft from the Squadron took part
in the raid and two of these including AJ188 failed to return.
The target was attacked in conjunction with aircraft from 487 Sqn RNZAF and 21 Sqn
RAF. The intention was to draw enemy fighters into combat with our own fighters
cooperating from No 10 Group.
While on the way out at low level AJ188 was seen to crash into the English Channel.
RAF Sgt N E Powell, Captain (Pilot)
RAF Sgt P A Nodes, (Navigator)
RAF Sgt J Dunne, (Wireless Air Gunner)
RAF Sgt S J Newton, (Air Gunner)


Revision history:

04-Oct-2011 23:59 Nepa Added

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