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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 152361
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Date:01-APR-1944
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic L37 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed Ventura GR Mk V
Owner/operator:500 (County of Kent) Squadron Royal Air Force (500 (County of Kent) Sqn RAF)
Registration: FP633
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mediterranean Sea, off Algeria -   Algeria
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:La Senia, Algeria
Destination airport:La Senia, Algeria
Narrative:
Failed to return from a convoy patrol.
Later found to have been shot down in mistake by an Allied Beaufighter.

All five crew were lost and are commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

Flying Officer Wayne Sheldon Shea RCAF, Flying Officer Vernon Clifford Pockson RNZAF, Pilot Officer Frederick Joseph Schmidt RCAF, Warrant-Officer Henry Ernest Parsloe RAFVR, and Sergeant John Philip Taylor RAFVR.

R.I.P.


Sources:

RAF Casualties-1944


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Jan-2013 15:31 angels one five Added
14-Jun-2013 18:22 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
10-May-2015 06:15 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source, Narrative]
03-Jun-2015 16:16 Z. Zeeland Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]

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