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Vengeance II AN656 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Vengeance II AN656

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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  27 Jan 44 Aircraft Name  Vengeance II Serial Number  AN656
Unit  45 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Kumbhirgram Country  India
Aircrew details Sqn Ldr Anthony TRAILL*(101523)
Fg Offr Douglas Ernest FRENCH*(137332)
Details four miles from nearest road at Masimpur. Was beating up LL flying before crashing. Ac crashed near Ghagra river while on way to Alipore. Took off at 0730 Hours. [ORB]. AT 0730 hours the CO and the Sqn Nav Officer French took off in aircraft H AN656 for Alipore , the commencement of their flight to Delhi. At 1020 hours news was received by telephone that the aircraft H crashed in flames near the GHAGRA river and the crew were killed. news was of shattering nature.
Source ORB

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