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Sunderland W6054

Aircraft Model:Short Sunderland Mk. II
Manufacturer:Short and Harland
Identities:W6054
Units:No. 10 Squadron, RAAF

Timeline

13 November 1942Aircraft crashed into Plymouth Sound on a travel flight from Gibraltar.
Pilot: P/O WYNTON POWELL THORPE, RAAF 407014 (Survived)
Air Gunner: Sgt RYALL EDWARD CORDREY, RAFVR 906587 (Killed)
Passenger: Brig FRANK WILLIAM VOGEL, British Army (Killed)
Passenger: Capt GEOFFREY WYNDHAM WADHAM, RN (Missing)
Passenger: Capt FREDERICK THORNTON PETERS, RN (Missing)
Passenger: Cmdr RUPERT RICHARD DEVLIN, RN (Killed)

References

Robertson, B. 1979 British Military Aircraft Serials, 1911-1979. Cambridge: Patrick Stephens Ltd.

Schmitt, H. 1987 Memories of air tragedy. The West Australian. 30 May 1987, p. 18.

The Ships Project n.f.d. Sunderland Aircraft (W6054). Shipwrecks and History in Plymouth Sound. Retrieved 29 April 2018 from <http://www.promare.co.uk/ships/Wrecks/Wk_Ac_Sunderland_W6054.html>.

Record updated on 29 April 2018.


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