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Thunderbolt III KJ179 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com

 Thunderbolt III KJ179



Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  01 Feb 45 Aircraft Name  Thunderbolt II Serial Number  KJ179
Unit  261 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Wangjing Country  India
Aircrew details Plt Offr Ronald Leonard REES*(177417)
Details 12 thunderbolts visited MEIKTILA group of airfields. P.O Ron Rees Blue Leader was hit by flak during his bombing dive. His aircraft caught fire and crashed in a vertical dive and exploded on impact. He must have been killed instantly. Raid was led by Sqn Ldr R H Fletcher. 1415-1645 hours
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