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 Liberator BZ844



B.III; ex 42-63867; dld Dorval 22.7.43; Dorval - Gander 26.7.43, Gander - Prestwick 26-27.7.43, SAL 27.7.43; Prestwick - Ras-El-Ma 7.8.43, Ras-El-Ma - Castel Benito 8.8.43, Castel Benito - Cairo 9.8.43, Cairo - Habbaniya 11.8.43, arr Karachi 14.8.43; 355 Sqn [N]; on first Sqn operation 19/20.11.43, bombing raid on Mandalay; undershot landing at Dohazari 24.12.43; SOC 1.2.44. More information in: The Liberator in RAF and Commonwealth Service by James D. Oughton , John F. Hamlin, Andrew Thomas

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  24 Dec 43 Aircraft Name  Liberator V Serial Number  BZ844
Unit  355 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Dohazari Country  India
Aircrew details
Details Undershot landing at Dohazari . (MPoole) BZ844 was returning from a two-aircraft op to Bangkok to the Advanced Landing Ground at Dohazari, India. The weather was extremely bad, contributing to the crash. The flight engineer was seriously injured.
Source Matt Poole


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