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Thunderbolt III KJ297 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com

 Thunderbolt III KJ297



Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  21 Apr 45 Aircraft Name  Thunderbolt II Serial Number  KJ297
Unit  261 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Wangjing Country  India
Aircrew details Flt Lt W E Pearce
Details Pearce and F Sgt Naismith covered the road eastwards from Taungoo to Mawchi. about 2m south of Toungoo, FL Pearce's aircraft was hit by a shell, a 40 mm or 20mm which entered the port side ofthe belly jsut behind the main plane and wreaked havoc with the insides of the aircraft. FL Pearce managed to bring the aircraft safely back to the base
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