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Thunderbolt III KJ311 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com

 Thunderbolt III KJ311



Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  17 Mar 45 Aircraft Name  Thunderbolt II Serial Number  KJ311
Unit  134 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Ratnap Country  India
Aircrew details Lt R R Aylward(SAAF329148)
Details Sqn Ldr D K McDonald led a section which ad to attack the village of KANDAING BAUK just north of Meiktila nad a gun psoition at Myindagan lake. While strafign a gun position two of our aircraft were hit, one superficially, the othe rmore seriously. The left wheel and oleo leg of the later aircraft collapsed at the end of its run in at Ratnap. The pilot was unhurt. Aircraft Cat Gun was at LL288901 and was shelling MEIKTILA airfield
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