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Harvard IIb  FE718 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Harvard IIb  FE718

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  16 May 44 Aircraft Name  Harvard IIB Serial Number  FE718
Unit  3 RFU Operating Airfield  Poona Country  India
Aircrew details F Sgt Douglas Arthur WHITEHURST*(421779)
Sgt Phillip Anthony WILDE*(1580604)
Details Hit tree while low flying Hingangaon. Funeral at St Seplchres Cemetary, Poona

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