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Vengeance II AN782 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com

 Vengeance II AN782



Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  11 Mar 44 Aircraft Name  Vengeance II Serial Number  AN782
Unit  82 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Jumchar Country  India
Aircrew details Sgt E P HALL
Sgt J V S GIBSON
Details Damaged by flak and CRL S of Taung Bazaar. [ORB]. 1458-1600 . J W Sandilands led 6 vengeances to steep dive bomb PM545473, a hill feature just west ofpoint 124B. Five ac bombed the correct target at 1530 hours. Aircraft A was shot up and belly landed in paddy south of Taung Bazaar at PM500582. Crew stayed with the machine and got out unhurt being met by our own indian forces and taken to Taung Bazaar where they returned to base in a moth which happened to be there. The aircraft was subsquently examined and found to have bullet holes in oil tank etc.
Source ORB


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