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

 Vengeance II AN656



c/n: Mk.I 7IAF 16072 More information in:

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

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Vengeance II AN656

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
Flying OfficerDouglas Ernest FRENCH (137332) Pilot Vengeance II AN656   1944-01-2745 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaGauhati War Cemetery
Squadron LeaderAnthony TRAILL (101523) Pilot Vengeance II AN656   1944-01-2745 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaGauhati War Cemetery


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