“A Wanton Attack.”

On March 12th 1953, Avro Lincoln RF531 took off from the Central Gunnery School at RAF Leconfield on a routine flight, flying between Hamburg and West Berlin along a 20 mile-wide corridor over Soviet-contolled East Germany.  An apparent navigational error took them briefly out of this corridor, gaining the attention of two MiG-15 which fired upon the bomber, causing her to spiral out of contol and crash.  All seven crewmen were killed.

On March 12th 1953, Avro Lincoln RF531 took off from the Central Gunnery School at RAF Leconfield in Yorkshire on a routine flight, flying between Hamburg and West Berlin along a 20 mile-wide corridor over Soviet-contolled East Germany. An apparent navigational error took them briefly out of this corridor, gaining the attention of two MiG-15 which fired upon the bomber, causing her to spiral out of contol and crash. All seven crewmen were killed.

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About mirrenaudax

Slightly greying, bequiffed and enterprising visual artist from Up North.
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