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Vengeance II AN616 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Vengeance II AN616

c/n: Mk.I 82RAF Hit y Flak near Goppe Bazar 15.3.44 More information in:

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  15 Mar 44 Aircraft Name  Vengeance II Serial Number  AN616
Unit  82 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Jumchar Country  India
Aircrew details WO Kenneth Edward William McCOMBIE*(391012)
Details Hit by flak and crashed near Goppe Bazaar. [ORB] 12 Vengeances attacked PM489476. Although no flak was seen Aircraft W was hit in the oil tank and the hydraulic ploe line. The pilot tried to forceland the aircraft W on the Goppe Bazaar strip but could not make it and crashed one mile south. The pilot was killed and ac burnt. The Wo/AG baled out safely from less than 1000 feet getting away with a sprained ankle.
Source ORB
Date of Crash  14 Nov 43 Aircraft Name  Vengeance I Serial Number  AN616
Unit  21 FC Operating Airfield  Allahabad Country  India
Aircrew details WO McGeoch
Details Not a Write Off . Struck Truck on runway left behind by indian driver during taxying. . Tipped up on nose. probably slightly damaged. Later flown by 82 Sqdn
Source ORB

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