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Thunderbolt I FL842 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com

 Thunderbolt I FL842



Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  24 Oct 44 Aircraft Name  Thunderbolt I Serial Number  FL842
Unit  146 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Kumbhirgram Country  India
Aircrew details WO Charlie Reginald VERRIER*(J92099)
Details 8 Thunderbolts attacked Pantha at 1610 hours. All bombs fell in the village which was strafed. During the raid, Verrior was last seen to drop his bombs and go in for a strafing run. He is believed to have been hit by AA fire, possibly 20mm from the center of the village. The wreckage of his aircraft was later observed by aircraft of another Squadron. CHUCK was one of the most popular sgt pilots of the squadron. Aircraft position was SL070466 - observed the next day. Formation led by F/L H A Benson. 1515-1715 Hours.
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