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HistoryEdit

Ordered under contract No 6712134/37 to spec 38/34[1], L7689 was built as c/n F3423.[2] Coded B,[N 1] L7689 was lost during the night of 12-13 April 1941, when it was hit by gunfire after torpedoing a Motor Vessel, crashed onto the beach at Hammamet, Tunisia[N 2] and was captured, resulting in both crew members, PO CH Wines and LA LM Edwards, being interned as POWs.[4]

NotesEdit

  1. The operating unit is not recorded.
  2. Swordfish P4065 suffered the same fate.[3]

SourcesEdit

  1. http://www.fleetairarmarchive.net/Aircraft/Swordfish.htm
  2. Aeroplane Magazine Company Profile - Fairey 1915-1960. Martyn Charlton (Editor). Kelsey Publishing. 2012. ISBN 978 1 907426 60 5 Page 125
  3. http://pelcra.pl/hask_en/browser.do?eh=4cbdbce6bc417230e2400c401380a50d&p=&order=&dir=&t=&ex=f7f63b3316b38b7f54698c384af855cf#
  4. http://www.fleetairarmarchive.net/Aircraft/FAACapturedAircraftHomepage.html