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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 223711
Last updated: 3 December 2021
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Date:07-DEC-1941
Time:08:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consoldated Catalina Mk II
Owner/operator:205 Squadron Royal Air Force (205 Sqn RAF)
Registration: W8417
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:off Kota Bharu -   Malaysia
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Catalina W8417 aircraft failed to return from operational flight shadowing the Japanese Fleet off the coast of Indo-China. Shot down by Japanese Army. All eight crew members perished in the crash. 7.12. 1941.
Crew:
Flying Officer P E Bedell, Flight Sergeant W E Webb, Sergeant C B Treloar (RAAF), Sergeant E A Bailey, Sergeant S Abram, Sergeant P Eaton, Leading Aircraftsman A H Chapman, Aircraftsman W T D Burnett: missing believed killed;

Sources:

http://1942malaya.blogspot.com/2011/04/malaya-1st-allied-casualty-of-pacific.html
http://ww2talk.com/index.php?threads/in-memoriam-those-air-force-pilots-crews-who-died-on-this-day-in-ww2.18267/page-41
AIR81/10822


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Apr-2019 12:59 gerard57 Added
18-Aug-2020 09:33 Apen Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative, Operator]

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