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Wellington Ic  R1699 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Wellington Ic  R1699

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Date of Crash  11 Sep 41 Aircraft Name  Wellington Ic Serial Number  R1699
Unit  101 Sqdn Operating Airfield   Country  France
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Source Henk Welting's Database

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AIR81/8975Pilot Officer P F Allen, Sergeant J R Christensen (RAAF), Sergeant R W Saxton, Sergeant J R Worby, Sergeant G Campbell, Sergeant H T Hickton (RNZAF): prisoners of war; aircraft shot down and crashed near Dijon, France, Wellington R1699, 101 Squadron, 11 September 1941.C16924817

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