History[edit | edit source]
Ordered from Fairey, Heaton Chapel under contract No Ctts/Acft/2011, and built as c/n F6391, LS547 was assigned to 831 Squadron aboard HMS Victorious. After the aircraft failed to find the ship, following a special recce during ops on 16 May 1944, the crew force-landed on a beach at Stave, Andoya, in Norway, and were all taken POW by the Germans.[N 1]
The final fate of the aircraft is unconfirmed, but it was presumably scrapped.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- This was the first Barracuda to land intact in enemy territory.
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Aeroplane Magazine Company Profile - Fairey 1915-1960. Martyn Charlton (Editor). Kelsey Publishing. 2012. ISBN 978 1 907426 60 5 Page 126