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Free French destroyer and 461 Squadron RAAF Sunderland in Bay of Biscay AWM SUK10983

Free French destroyer and 461 Squadron RAAF Sunderland in Bay of Biscay AWM SUK10983

 
 
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AWM caption : Bay of Biscay. C. 1943-05. A Sunderland aircraft of No. 461 Squadron RAAF before attempting a take-off which resulted in damage to the hull and forced the aircraft to land on Angle airfield near Pembroke Dock, Wales, on its return to base. The Free French destroyer (left) directed by a Halifax aircraft, put off a whaler to rescue survivors from the Sunderland which also had on board men rescued from a Whitley bomber aircraft and the first Sunderland (which sank) sent out to rescue them. (For the full story see SUK10982).

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1943
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Australian War Memorial
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