Incident Taylorcraft Auster I LB274,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 19466
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Date:Saturday 1 May 1943
Type:Taylorcraft Auster I
Owner/operator:651 Sqn RAF
Registration: LB274
MSN: 144
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Sidi Bou Said, 20 km from Tunis -   Tunisia
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:Tunis, Tunisia
Destination airport:
Delivered to 20 MU Aston Down 27/7/42, before being issued to 651 Squadron on 28/8/42. On 11/12/42, it was flown to 47 MU for packaging and shipment to North Africa aboard SS. 'H-102' . It was operated by 651 Squadron, but written off in a flying accident on 1/5/43 when hit by small arms fire and crashed at Sidi Bou Said, 20 Km from Tunis, Tunisia (at approximate Coordinates: 36°52′N 10°20′E) on 1/5/1943


1. Mike Draper, Auster Quarterly Vol 1 No 2 Summer 1975

Revision history:

17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
09-Dec-2012 14:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Country, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
10-Jan-2013 13:07 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
29-Apr-2014 23:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
29-Apr-2014 23:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]

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