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Date of Crash  06 Nov 43 Aircraft Name  Vengeance I Serial Number  940
Unit  21 FC Operating Airfield  Jodhpur Country  India
Aircrew details WO PEARSON
Details Crashed on landing. Pilot select4ed wheels down, but uc did not lock in down poslition despite green lights. the ac suffered eninge shock and damage to under part of ac. Ac was piloted by WO Pearson. Uninjured
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Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/64Pilot Officer E F Lines, Flight Sergeant A K Fearnside, Aircraftman 1st Class E M G Polhill, Leading Aircraftman A M Dickie and Aircraftman 2nd Class C Walker: missing presumed dead; Wellington N2940 failed to return from an operational flight, 18 December 1939.C14142181
AIR81/80Aircraftman 2nd Class D J Drury, Aircraftman 2nd Class A Hinchliffe, Acting Sergeant W H C Kidd, Leading Aircraftman A J Mantle, Sergeant H R B Wakeham and Sergeant J Morrice: report of deaths; Wellington N2946 failed to return from an operational flight, 2 January 1940.C14141902
AIR81/81Leading Aircraftman C F Hudson, Leading Aircraftman D M Rowson, Sergeant R J Peacock and Acting Flight Lieutenant T H Clarke: missing presumed dead; Hudson N7232 failed to return from a reconnaissance flight, 1 January 1940.C14141903
AIR81/82Aircraftman 1st Class P B Harris: report of death. Sergeant F L Smith and Flying Officer C M P Kempster: injured and interned; Blenheim L1410 force landed in Belgium, 3 January 1940.C14141904
AIR81/83Pilot Officer R C Lloyd, Pilot Officer A Barkley, Aircraftman 1st Class R S Morton and Corporal D Turner: missing presumed dead; Hudson N7262 failed to return from a patrol flight, 11 January 1940.C14141905

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