Accident Fairey Fulmar , Wednesday 1 January 1941
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Date:Wednesday 1 January 1941
Type:Fairey Fulmar
Owner/operator:803 Sqn FAA RN
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing
Location:Missing, South Atlantic -   Atlantic Ocean
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
The aircraft carrier HMS Formidable and her escort departed Scapa Flow at 2000 on 18 December 1940 to operate as Force K in the South Atlantic to search for the German heavy cruiser chasing Allied merchant shipping in the area. During these operations, a Fulmar of 803 Squadron failed to return to the aircraft carrier from a reconnaisance flight on 1st January 1941. Petty Officer Harold Aloysius Glover and Petty Officer Ronald Frederick Hurford were both never seen again.


Revision history:

02-Jan-2017 20:12 Laurent Rizzotti Added
02-Jan-2017 20:13 harro Updated [Aircraft type, ]
25-Nov-2018 18:20 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator, ]
21-Dec-2021 21:41 Ron Averes Updated [Location, ]

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