Accident Short Sunderland I N9030, Sunday 15 October 1939
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Date:Sunday 15 October 1939
Type:Silhouette image of generic ss25 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Short Sunderland I
Owner/operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: N9030
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 11
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Plymouth Sound, Devon -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Mount Batten RAF Seaplane Station
Destination airport:Mount Batten RAF Seaplane Station
On returning from patrol off Vermount crashed while landing in bad visibility.

Crew: Pilot: Flt.Lt. H.B. Johnson ok. Co-pilot: 37631 F/O. Dennis Ford 27 RAF killed. Sgt. Watkins injured. 552435 AC2 Joseph Douglas Whitford 18 RAF killed. 619855 AC2 William Henry Fiddock 18 RAF killed. 621542 AC2 John William Hayward 24 RAF killed. Five other crew members unknown but ok/injured?.


Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Coastal Command Losses of the Second World War Vol 1

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