KG911

Serial Number: KG911
Aircraft Mk & Type Mk VI Liberator
Squadrons: 203
Details: Missing from shipping strike off sumatra, 23.7.45
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Monday 23 July 1945.

 

Two Liberators of 203 Squadron's Cocos Island detachment undertook an anti-shipping sweep during which they attacked a convoy of  vessels found stationary to the north of Sumatra, near Sigli.  Approaching at low level, Flt Lt. G R H. Elmes - KG911 failed to return.  It was known that hostile aircraft had been about, and it was presumed that this aircraft had been shot down by these, although there is no conformation of this from Japanese records.