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Whitley V  P4952 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Whitley V  P4952


DateAircraftUnitPilot NameLocation
15 Oct 40 Whitley V P4952 10 Sqdn UK
RemarksTook off 1733 14 Oct 1940 from Leeming to attack a synthetic oil refining plant. On return and after eleven hours in the air the crew were unable to break through the cloud cover.Henk Welting's Database

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