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Thunderbolt HB996 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com

 Thunderbolt HB996



Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  02 Oct 44 Aircraft Name  Thunderbolt I Serial Number  HB996
Unit  146 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Kumbhirgram Country  India
Aircrew details F Sgt Kenneth Thomas ORTON*(1322067)
Details 1215-1405 Entered cloud in a formation at 1315Hrs. when formation emerged from cloud, leader Fg Offr Benson observed that Sgt Orton was missing. last seen at 15000 feet in position approx RP6866. No further news and this was the first day of operations for Orton. Target SANMYO . Abortive owing to cloud. First Operational loss.
Source ORB


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