Fuel exhaustion Accident Short Sunderland I L2165, Monday 18 September 1939
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Date:Monday 18 September 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: L2165
Fatalities:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Milford Haven in Dale Roads, Pembrokeshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Pembroke Dock RAF Station
Destination airport:Pembroke Dock RAF Station
Returning at night from Anti-Submarine Patrol, became lost, requested D/F bearings but by the time they found St. Ann's Lighthouse, fuel was exhausted and the aircraft crashed into sea.

Crew: Pilot: 34103 F/Lt. Thomas Ivor Davies 23 RAF killed. Co-pilot: 40647 P/O. Gordon William Sutton 26 RAF killed. Co-pilot:40598 P/O. Gordon William Brant 23 RAF killed. 563456 Cpl. Ronald Wesley Ewens RAF killed. 518041 AC1 Michael Murphy 24 RAF killed. 566819 AC1 Frederick Jesse Soffe 22 RAF killed. Flt.Mech. 521516 AC1 William Arthur Soanes RAF killed. 529152 AC1 Frederick Ernest Hudson RAF killed. W/Op. 570205 AC2 Jack Moss 18 RAF killed. 552026 AC2 William Attrata O'Brien 19 RAF killed.


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


photo (c) IWM HU 67650; 1939

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