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Thunderbolt III KJ165 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Thunderbolt III KJ165

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  25 Feb 45 Aircraft Name  Thunderbolt II Serial Number  KJ165
Unit  79 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Wangjing Country  India
Aircrew details Flt Lt R K Love
Details Flt Lt MacLean J6286 led 12 ac to bomb bridge at LF7653. Skip bombing was attempted for the first time by the suqadron. Was fairly successful except that pilot X hit some trees sustaining heavy damage to his aircraft which he bought back to base. The bridge appeared to be damaged. [AB] Hit tree on ground attack sortie near Mandalay. Air Britain reports this as HD234 doesnt exist in the ORB.
Date of Crash  28 Jul 45 Aircraft Name  Thunderbolt II Serial Number  KJ165
Unit  79 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Myingyan North Country  Burma
Aircrew details Flt Lt W Young(123224)
Details 12 aircraft airborne to bomb and strafe Jap transit camp at KUNZEIK QG4244. Flt Lt Young drooped one bomb on take off and when returning to base could not lock his undercarraige down. He managed to belly land successfully. He was uninjured, Aircraft was categorised as Ac. KJ165 noted flying in August

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