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    Default Fairly Albacore X9112 841 Squadron FAA

    Hi,

    Can anyone please tell me the above aircrafts history. It was hit by a 218 squadron Stirling in September 1942 while at Manston, I am trying to determine if it was repaired or written off after the collision.

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    Steve
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    Hello Steve,
    The Squadron Diary for 841 puts the incident as having happened at 0400 28th August (it is recorded in the passages for the 27th but it is clear from the narrative form that the events of the night and following early hours are described as one event). It does not state absolutely that Albacore C was written off but a replacement, also lettered C, was collected from Lee on the 31st.
    Hope this helps,
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    Hi Bruce,

    Thank you for your post. Can I ask, was 841 Squadron active that day / night and if so, did X9112 participate, lastly who was the skipper.? I have a few photo's of this incident.

    Thanks again

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    No ops that day. It was a quiet night until the Stirlings arrived. Albacore C was in the dispersal pen, on standby, and was fully loaded with bombs when the Stirling struck on obstruction near the flare-path, swung around and ended up on top of C. The tail of the Stirling passed over D which was in the same pen, causing only minor damage.

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    Steve

    In "FAA Aircraft" by Ray Sturtivant etc the last entry for X9112 reads "hit by Stirling N3717 of 218Sqn, Manston 29.8.42." No further record.

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    Gents,

    Thank you both.

    Kind regards

    Steve
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