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Old 6th October 2017, 17:32
Leendert Leendert is offline
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FAA 796 Squadron - RNAS Tanga - crash 5 May 1943

On 5 May 1943 Sub Lt J. Elder, Sub Lt D. Evans and Leading Airman G. Astley were killed in an air crash.

They were with FAA 796 Squadron, at that time stationed at HMS Kilele (RNAS Tanga) in then so called Tanganyika, East Africa.

I believe 796 Squadron had Albacore, Walrus and Swordfish types. It also had cooperated in the Madagascar operations.

But what aircraft was in the 5 May 1943 crash?

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Old 7th October 2017, 03:59
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Re: FAA 796 Squadron - RNAS Tanga - crash 5 May 1943

Hello,

Fairey Swordfish I V4699 - 796 Sqn Tanga, Local night exercise, crashed Vanga Bay, Cat Z. 5 May, 1943 (S/L J Elder, S/L D W Evans & LA G L Astley killed)

FAA Aircraft 1939 to 1945/Sturtivant & Burrow/A-B,1995. p.90.

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Old 8th October 2017, 13:17
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Re: FAA 796 Squadron - RNAS Tanga - crash 5 May 1943

Col,

Thanks for this info.

If details about Lt R. Buckeridge, FAA 806 Sqdn, killed on 9 June 1943, HMS Kilele, are available, equally welcome.

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Old 9th October 2017, 02:47
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Re: FAA 796 Squadron - RNAS Tanga - crash 5 May 1943

Fulmar BP828
803 Sqn aug 41 to Nov 41, 806 Sqn Dec 42, 803 Sqn 18 Jan 1943. Stalled on turn to land, burst into flames Tanga, CAt Z (Lt R C T Buckerridge, killed)
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Old 9th October 2017, 14:03
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Re: FAA 796 Squadron - RNAS Tanga - crash 5 May 1943

Thx for info, Dennis.

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