Latitude 50° 21.18 N
Longitude 004° 07.63 W
Accuracy Unknown
Location Description Jennycliff Bay
Craft type Sunderland Aircraft
Date of loss 2 September 1944
Manner of loss Wrecked
Outcome Salvaged
Nationality United Kingdom
Departure port Plymouth
Destination port Plymouth
Armament 4 x 0.303 guns in nose and tail turrets, 2 x 0.50 beam guns. Bomb load, 907 kg (2,000 lb)
Crew None
Built Short
Master None
Owners Royal Australian Air Force

Sunderland Aircraft (DD852)

On 2nd September 1944 a Sunderland MkIII DD 852/J from 10 Squadron RAAF was at anchor in the Sound when a ship dragged its anchor and collided with flying boat. The Sunderland aircraft ran aground in Jennycliff Bay and was wrecked during the salvage operation (2).

All aircraft in UK waters that have crashed during military service are protected by the Protection of Military Remains Act 1986.

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Sunderland flying boat DD852 ashore in Jennycliff Bay (Australian War Memorial)


(1) Wasley G., 2006, Mount Batten - The Flying Boats of Plymouth, Halsgrove, ISBN 1 84114 495 9, p102
(2) Evans J., 2004, Sunderland: Flying Boat Queen Vol 3, Paterchurch Publications, ISBN 1 87074 513 2
(3) Storr A., 2006, RAAF WWII Fatalities