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Aircraft Losses during Operation Lentil

June 12 2008 at 2:44 AM
David Reasoner 

Response to Re: Belawan


Checking with John Winton's "The Forgotten Fleet", it doesn't appear that any Seafires took part. The strike aircraft were Avengers and Fireflies, with an escort of Hellcats and Corsairs. One Avenger came down in the sea 12 miles off Tapa Tuan after being damaged by a Japanese fighter, and a Firefly ditched near HMS Indefatigable after running out of fuel.


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