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Last updated: 8 December 2021
Date:Tuesday 1 September 1942
Type:Sunderland Mk II
Operator:Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF
Registration: T9113
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bay of Biscay (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Mount Batten RAF Seaplane Station, United Kingdom
Destination airport:?
T9113 departed RAF Mount Batten at 15:13 hrs for an ASW patrol in the Bay of Biscay. At 20:15 hrs they signalled base they were under attack from two Junkers Ju 88s. At 20:39 hrs they signalled contact lost with the enemy but shortly after at 20:45 hrs they sent an SOS, nothing further heard from the aircraft or crew. Later learned T9113 was shot down by two Junkers Ju 88C-6s of V/KG40 from Bordeaux. All crew KIA.


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