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Thunderbolt III KJ268 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Thunderbolt III KJ268

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  21 Jan 45 Aircraft Name  Thunderbolt II Serial Number  KJ268
Unit  79 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Wangjing Country  India
Aircrew details F Sgt W D Chapman
Details 11 aircraft under Sqn Ldr May took off to bomb MEIKTILA main east runway. The squadron dived on the meagre and inaccurate resistance to plant 12 bombs on the northern half of the runway and 9 in the dispersal area. One aircraft had a hangup which it carried back to base, but owing to a wheels up landing performed by F Sgt W D Chpaman ahd to land at SAPAM. The aircraft was Cat II and the pilot was unhurt. 1000 to 1245 hrs. Aircraft repaired and flown later

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