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Ordered under contract no. B35944/39,<ref>http://www.fleetairarmarchive.net/aircraft/Albacore.htm</ref> and built at Hayes by Fairey as c/n F5377,{{#tag: ref|This is the aircraft's unique Fairey company construction number.<ref>{{AeroMag Company Profile - Fairey}} Page 126.</ref>|group="N"}} X9154 was assigned to 821 squadron. The aircraft failed to return from a bombing raid on an enemy desert Landing Ground on 5 August 1942, as it had force landed at Fuka and was captured by the Italians.{{#tag: ref|The crew were all taken POW by the Italians.|group="N"}} The Albacore was repaired and flown by 9th Gruppo/4th Stormo, but was eventually abandoned in Tripoli as unusable on 23 September 1942.<ref>http://www.fleetairarmarchive.net/aircraft/faacapturedaircrafthomepage.html</ref>
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Ordered under contract no. B35944/39,<ref>http://www.fleetairarmarchive.net/aircraft/Albacore.htm</ref> and built at Hayes by Fairey as c/n '''F5377''',{{#tag: ref|This is the aircraft's unique Fairey company construction number.<ref>{{AeroMag Company Profile - Fairey}} Page 126.</ref>|group="N"}} X9154 was assigned to 821 squadron. The aircraft failed to return from a bombing raid on an enemy desert Landing Ground on 5 August 1942, as it had force landed at Fuka and was captured by the Italians.{{#tag: ref|The crew were all taken POW by the Italians.|group="N"}} The Albacore was repaired and flown by 9th Gruppo/4th Stormo, but was eventually abandoned in Tripoli as unusable on 23 September 1942.<ref>http://www.fleetairarmarchive.net/aircraft/faacapturedaircrafthomepage.html</ref>
   
 
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Revision as of 10:32, 1 December 2015

X9154 in Italian markings[1]

X9154 was a Fairey Albacore I

History

Ordered under contract no. B35944/39,[2] and built at Hayes by Fairey as c/n F5377,[N 1] X9154 was assigned to 821 squadron. The aircraft failed to return from a bombing raid on an enemy desert Landing Ground on 5 August 1942, as it had force landed at Fuka and was captured by the Italians.[N 2] The Albacore was repaired and flown by 9th Gruppo/4th Stormo, but was eventually abandoned in Tripoli as unusable on 23 September 1942.[4]

Notes

  1. This is the aircraft's unique Fairey company construction number.[3]
  2. The crew were all taken POW by the Italians.

Sources